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!