Blackened Salmon

2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
4 salmon fillets, skin and bones removed
olive oil

1. In a small bowl, mix paprika, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt, white pepper, black pepper, thyme, basil and oregano.
2. Brush salmon fillets on both sides with olive oil, and sprinkle evenly with the cayenne pepper mixture.
3. In a large skillet over high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cook salmon until blackened about 2 to 5 minutes per side. Salmon will flake easily with a fork.

Something New

So in my house, I have always done all of the cooking. This has always worked because I love cooking, and my husband, well, could care less about it. There have been occasions where he would make me a really nice dinner for an anniversary or birthday, but besides that his idea of cooking was putting a frozen pizza in the oven. Recently however, he has developed an interest in it. On one of his days off every week he has been making dinner. This has been fabulous. We have different days off, so to come home to a nice cooked meal after working all day is so nice. Plus he cooks some really good food! A second person in the kitchen adds different styles and new ideas to our meals. So I have decided to start posting his recipes on here that he creates each week. You will see anything from very manly meals to meals that should be served next to candlelight. Enjoy!