Blackened Salmon

Adapted by Matt McCauley with ❤️.


Spice Mix

  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 0.25 tsp kosher salt
  • 0.75 tsp onion powder
  • 0.75 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 0.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 0.5 tsp dried thyme


  • plain greek yogurt
  • siracha
  • honey
  • sauted mushroom and shallot with soy sauce


  • lemon


  1. Pat salmon dry and coat with spice mix dry rub. Let sit for a while.
  2. Grill on med-low heat flesh side down first until mostly cooked through and easy to flip without breaking. It took me 10-12 minutes last time on the first side on med-high heat but I think it was overcooked.
  3. Flip and finish cooking on skin side.
  4. Transfer to serving dish, cut up and top with sauce optionally.
  5. For the sauce mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and add water if you want it to be thinner.