Step 1 Mix seasonings together and spread onto a flat plate. Invert the salmon into the seasoning, then flip over, making sure to coat all areas.
Step 2 Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Before the oil begins to smoke, place salmon flesh-side down in the pan. Turn the salmon after about 3 minutes. Continue cooking until flesh is still a little rare in the middle when tested with a small knife, about 2-3 more minutes. Serve over fresh spring greens with a simple dressing such as vinegar and oil.
Step 3 SUBSTITUTIONS: Use this basic blackening season for fish, chicken, or turkey.