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Two blackened salmon sandwiches on a white surface
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Blackened Salmon Sandwich

Use this blackened salmon for anything! But a butter brioche is always a good home.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: California
Keyword: blackened, brioche, broiled, fish, garlic, lemon, protein, salmon, sandwich, seafood, spread
Servings: 8 -12 for the salmon
Calories: 400kcal
Author: Lillie


For the Salmon

  • 3 lb salmon*
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • *(I used frozen Costco fillets which are farm raised so feel free to find wild Salmon which is much lower in fat! I will in the future but I've gotta say, this stuff is foolproof. Ha. Fat will do that.

For the Sandwich:

  • 1 brioche bun I get mine at Walmart, Sprouts, Ralphs, and Stater Brothers in the bakery section.
  • 90 g blackened salmon
  • 15 g avocado
  • 40 g sliced tomato
  • A leaf of butter lettuce
  • 15 g red onion
  • 15 g homemade light lemon garlic spread recipe below*

For the Lemon Garlic Spread- just mix together

  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 cubes of frozen dorot garlic or two minced cloves of fresh
  • zest and juice from half of a lemon
  • pinch of salt and pepper


For the Salmon

  • Mix together everything for the rub (everything besides the salmon)
  • Place salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet and pat dry with paper towels
  • Mist with cooking spray and sprinkle rub liberally all over the tops, flip and repeat until all the rub is used up.
  • Broil for 5-7 minutes or until preferred level of doneness. I like it much less done than Ross so I pull some out at 5 and leave a couple in for two more minutes.
  • OR-- if you prefer more color and char on the fish, sprinkle rub on both sides and sear in a sprayed pan over medium-high heat for about 3-4 minutes per side.

For the Sandwich

  • Spray insides of bun and toast in a hot pan.
  • Top bottom bun with lemon garlic spread, lettuce, salmon, tomatoes, avocado and onion.
  • Top with other half of toasted bun and ENJOY!


For tracking, you can search "Lillie Eats and Tells Blackened Salmon" to log the salmon alone, or "Lillie Eats and Tells Blackened Salmon Sandwich" to log the sandwich!


Serving: 1sandwich as described | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.9g | Protein: 25.8g | Fat: 17.5g