Grilled vs Blackened Salmon: What's the Difference?

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Learn the key differences between these two delicious cooking methods and decide which one is right for you.

Ways to  cook Salmon

Salmon is a delicious and healthy fish that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Two popular cooking methods are grilling and blackening.

Gilling & Blackening


Grilling is a cooking method that uses direct heat to cook food. Salmon is typically grilled over medium heat for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until it flakes easily with a fork.

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Blackening is a cooking method that uses a spice mixture to create a charred, blackened crust on food. Salmon is typically blackened over medium-high heat for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the crust is charred and the fish is cooked through.

Key Differences

The key differences between grilled and blackened salmon are the cooking method, the seasoning, and the resulting flavor.

Cooking Method

Grilled salmon is cooked over direct heat, while blackened salmon is cooked over medium-high heat. This means that grilled salmon will have a more even cook, while blackened salmon will have a more charred crust.


Grilled salmon is typically seasoned with salt and pepper, while blackened salmon is seasoned with a spice mixture that includes cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. This gives blackened salmon a more smoky and flavorful taste.

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Which method is good for you? 

Which cooking method you choose will depend on your personal preferences. For more tap the link below.

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