Blackened Salmon topped with Danish Blue Cheese Sauce
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Danish
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Serves: 4
Hang on to any leftover cheese sauce from this recipe and add it to mashed potatoes later in the week.
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1½ tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying
  • 4 (6-ounce) portions skinless and boneless salmon fillets
Blue Cheese Sauce:
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup blue cheese, crumbled
For the salmon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Italian seasoning, black pepper, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Season each piece of fish by massaging the rub on both sides.
  3. Heat a large heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Add the butter and oil. Once the butter has melted, quickly add the fish and cook about 2 minutes per side, only flipping once.
  4. Transfer the whole pan to the oven and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Do not overcook.
For the sauce:
  1. Place the white wine into a medium saucepan and reduce it by half. Add the heavy whipping cream and allow it to reduce. Add the blue cheese and whisk until smooth. Serve on top of the salmon. Use the leftovers in mashed potatoes.
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