Blackened Salmon Lettuce Cups

Dinner

This is a quick and delicious salmon recipe with bold flavors and just the right amount of heat. Who doesn’t love a 15 minute meal that allows you to eat with your hands? That’s right, these Blacked Salmon Lettuce Cups are best enjoyed without a fork and knife.

Blackened Salmon Lettuce Cups

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  • 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Calories: 366

Nutrition

Serving Size
204g

Servings
4

Calories
366

Carbohydrates
3g

Total Fat
23g

Protein
35g

Sodium
253mg

Fiber
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 24 ounces salmon filet
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 head radicchio
  • 1 cup cilantro, washed and stems removed
  • 2 limes, sliced into wedges
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • spray avocado oil

Directions

  • Step 1

    Remove leaves of lettuce and radicchio and wash well. Set aside to dry.

  • Step 2

    Add smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a small bowl and stir to combine well.

  • Step 3

    heck salmon to remove any bones. Add a generous amount of spice mixture to the top of salmon filet. Slice salmon filet into 8 same-size pieces, approximately 3 ounces each.

  • Step 4

    Place large pan over medium-high heat. Spray with avocado oil or other cooking oil. Once pan is hot, cook salmon, in batches if needed, flesh side down and skin side up for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Next, using spatula and tongs, flip salmon piece over and cook for an addition 5 minutes or until done. Remove from heat and turn off stove.

  • Step 6

    Place salmon pieces each in a leaf or two of radicchio or butter lettuce. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and a wedge of lime.

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