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Easy Blackened Salmon + Crispy Potato Wedges

A one-pan recipe that takes little effort. Satisfying, high in protein, and will fuel you with energy to conquer the rest of your day. Our Easy Blackened Salmon + Crispy Potato Wedges is becoming a go-to lunch in my household! Even working from home, the clock never seems to slow down – almost seems to go even faster some days! Therefore, one pan recipes that minimize the dishes at the end of the day can truly be a blessing.

What to serve with blackened salmon?

Great question! The salmon recipe itself is already packed with flavor; therefore, you can keep the remainder of the meal pretty simple.

First, I recommend pairing a fist-full size of slow digesting complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, potatoes, grain pastas, whole wheat toast, risotto, sourdough toast, grits, or polenta. Included below is a recipe for crispy potato wedges (my go-to pairing side dish). Try tossing the vegetable of choice in some extra virgin olive oil and sea salt to roast at the same time you cook the salmon.

Second, I recommend two fist-full size portions of vegetables. I love roasting vegetables, such as asparagus, Brussel sprouts, carrots, peas, corn cobs, etc, and also pairing it will a fresh salad.

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness!

Easy Blackened Salmon + Crispy Potato Wedges

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Easy Blackened Salmon:

  • 2 Salmon Fillets
  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried Thyme, or Dried Basil
  • 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
  • Lemon, for serving (optional)

Crispy Potato Wedges:

  • 1 lb. Russet Potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

Instructions

Crispy Potato Wedges:

  • Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Cut the potatoes in quarters (wedge-like shaped), then place in a large bowl. Cover the potatoes with warm water to sit for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, whisk together the seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper).
  • Drain the potatoes, pat dry with a paper towel or kitchen cloth, then evenly spread out on the prepared baking pan. Drizzle the potatoes with the olive oil, sprinkle with the seasoning mixture, then evenly coat by tossing all ingredients together with your hands.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, then flip to bake an additional 10 minutes.

Easy Blackened Salmon:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the seasonings (ground paprika, ground cayenne pepper, onion powder, black pepper, dried oregano, dried thyme, and salt). Set aside.
  • Pat the salmon with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture, drizzle with the olive oil, then generously rub in the seasoning mixture.
  • Add the salmon to the baking pan with the potatoes, and (optional) your choice of vegetables tossed in a little olive oil and seasoned with salt.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until fully cooked. For crispier edges, broil for the last 2 minutes. Enjoy warm.

I truly hope you all enjoy this easy lunch recipe that has nestled its way into our hearts here in the ABM kitchen! ’till next time… xxL

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

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