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Easy weeknight dinner - Blackened Salmon with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms

Blackened Salmon with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms

A simple but elegant dish which features sauteed spinach with mushrooms and salmon. This meal astonishingly satisfying and healthy. It will leave you feeling nice and light.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 316kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


For the Blackened Salmon Fish

  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Thyme Dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon Basil Dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon Oregano Dried
  • 5 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil

For the Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms

  • 1 lb Baby Spinach
  • 8 oz Mushroom
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Onions Diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/2 Cup Grape Tomatoes
  • Red Chili flakes Optional


For the Blackened Salmon

  • Combine all the dry ingredients together in a bowl mix well and set aside.
  • Clean the fish and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Rub both the back side and the front side of the Fish with some olive oil and rub both sides generously with the spice mix
  • Preheat the remaining olive oil in the skillet or a non-stick pan and place the seasoned Fish inside the skillet. Fry for 10 minutes – five minutes on both sides on a medium to high heat.

For the sauteed Mushrooms

  • Brush any dirt off the mushrooms with a soft brush or a damp paper towel or rinse quickly and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Cut the Mushrooms lengthwise to make bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  • Preheat the Oil in the skillet. Add the Onions and Garlic and cook till onions become soft. about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the Mushrooms. Cover and simmer until they become tender. About 10 minutes – a little more or less.
  • Season with Salt and pepper then add the Spinach in bits until just wilted and stir in the lemon juice.


  • Plate the Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms with the Blackened Salmon and enjoy!


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 1636mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10225IU | Vitamin C: 31.2mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4.9mg