Blackened Seasoning

This is restaurant quality delicious. If I cooked recipes like this one every night, my husband would never want to eat out!

Blackened Seasoning for Salmon

yields enough for 1.5 pounds of meat

1 tablespoon paprika or smoked paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Mix all spices together in a small bowl.
Cut 1.5 pounds of salmon fillets into 4-6 pieces. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast iron skillet over high heat. Use half the spice blend to sprinkle evenly over one side of all fillet pieces. When skillet is hot and butter is melted, place salmon seasoned side down and cook for 4 minutes. Just before flipping, sprinkle remaining spice blend on salmon. If needed, add 1-2 more tablespoons butter. Flip salmon and cook for 3 minutes until center is cooked through.
Note: I prefer to cook this outdoors on the side burner of my Weber grill. Salmon is stinky (duh); also, cooking fatty salmon in butter on high heat will set off most smoke detectors. 

Credit to Mike Hultquist and his website for this recipe. I reduced the amount of cayenne and kept the remainder of his recipe.