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      Whenever I order salmon in a restaurant, I always ask to have it blackened. And Here I would like to share with you a cast iron salmon recipe ---- blackened Salmon with Cilantro lime butter. This delicious cast iron skillet recipe may be the easiest, most delicious salmon recipe you will ever make. And it is wonderful to serve to family and friends. Imagine fresh garlic, lime, butter, and cilantro drizzled over every bite. Cilantro lime butter on blackened fish is incredible. And I have to say the lime and cilantro compliment the smokey, spicy flavored salmon. It comes together to produce the perfect balance. I like to have this perfectly cooked, juicy, tender salmon with a salad and place on wild rice with corn. Please remember to squeeze fresh lime juice onto the fillet since it can help to enhance its flavors even more.

Blackened Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter

INGREDIENTS:

6-8 ounce salmon fillets, skin remove.

4 tablespoons blackening seasoning

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 lime wedges

Cilantro lime butter

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1/2 lime, juice squeezed

2 tablespoons cilantro, minced

    DIRECTIONS:

    1. Place butter in a small bowl and microwave for about 15 seconds until the butter slightly becomes soften but not melt. Then add in garlic, cilantro, and lime juice, and then use a fork to mix the butter together until combined.
    2. Spoon the mixture onto a small sheet of tinfoil, forming a line. Then roll to create a cylinder. Place in the fridge for about 5 minutes and putit aside.
    3. Season each salmon filet with about 2 tablespoons of blackening seasoning until fully coated.
    4. Cover a cast iron skillet with a teaspoon of olive oil and heat it up over medium-high heat. Sear salmon for 3 minutes per side, flipping once, for medium. (You can sear 4 or 5 minutes per side if you want your salmon more flakey through the center.)
    5. Top each salmon filet with a slice of cilantro lime butter, meanwhile, serve with a lime wedge.

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         Blackening seasoning has an amazing amount of flavor and typically a lot of spice – a combination that is difficult for me to resist.I love to make a batch of blackening seasoning to keep on hand for an easy weeknight meal. This salmon definitely fits the bill! There is a trick to grilling salmon through that once you will transform your success with grilling this fish forever. The secret? Use skin-on fillets and place the salmon fillets on the hot grill skinless side down first. The fillets, when raw, won’t flake and fall apart like they will when they are cooked. So, you sear the raw skinless side first, only enough to get some good grill marks and an edge of cooked fish, then you carefully flip it and finish cooking at a lower temp with the skin-side down. This way the skin will help keep the fillet together and help keep it from flaking apart and falling into your grill while the fish completes its cooking. Most recipes I’ve seen talk about grilling for 6 to 8 minutes per side which almost always leaves you with dry salmon unless you’re cooking a King Salmon fillet that’s 2 inches thick.

         Simple, easy and quick to make, this recipe for lacked Salmon with Cilantro lime Butter is ready to eat in just 18 minutes. And before serving, don’t forget to remove cilantro lime butter from refrigerator and bring it to room temperature!