Grilled Blackened Salmon with Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce
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Blackened Salmon seasoned to perfection then prepared on the grill is served with a dollop of creamy cucumber dill sauce to balance the flavors. Delightful!
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 4 servings
Grilled Blackened Salmon Ingredients
  • 1 lb salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon onion salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • fresh dill sprigs (optional)
  • lemon wedges
Creamy Cucumber Dill Sauce Ingredients
  • ½ medium cucumber, seeds removed and finely diced
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dry dill
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper
  1. Brush the melted butter over the salmon fillets, then lightly season with lemon pepper and seasoned salt.
  2. Combine the paprika, cayenne pepper, onion salt, basil, white pepper, black pepper, oregano and chili powder in a small bowl, then rub the seasoning onto the skinless side of the salmon. Sprinkle lightly over the sides and the bottom where the skin is.
  3. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  4. While the salmon chills, combine the cucumber, sour cream, mayonnaise, dry dill, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. I used an immersion blender, but you can also just mix by hand if you get the cucumber chopped finely enough.
  5. Once combined, chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  6. Heat the grill to 350 degrees. Brush or spray with a light coating of olive oil.
  7. Once ready, place the salmon on the grill skin side down. Close the lid and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Flip the salmon to the other side and cook another 5 minutes.
  8. Once internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and skin is cooked remove from heat.
  9. Serve with creamy cucumber dill sauce, a sprig of dill and lemon wedges.
  10. Enjoy!
Note: Cooking and prep time does not include the one hour rest time after salmon is seasoned.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ salmon fillet
Recipe by Mama Harris' Kitchen at