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.
- 4 Servings
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Calories: 366
- 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
Remove leaves of lettuce and radicchio and wash well. Set aside to dry.
Add smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a small bowl and stir to combine well.
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.
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.
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.
Place salmon pieces each in a leaf or two of radicchio or butter lettuce. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and a wedge of lime.