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Cajun Salmon
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

We love salmon in my home. This Cajun Salmon is so good because it is ridiculously easy to make with cajun seasoning. Serve with any vegetable or carb-y side you like.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Cajun Salmon
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 220 kcal
  • 2 pounds salmon
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • ½-3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Thaw salmon (you can do this in the refrigerator overnight if you plan a day before. If not, cook the salmon from frozen. It will take a little longer to cook than thawed salmon but it will work. I have done it this way before and it worked well.)

  2. Preheat oven tp 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Pat the salmon steaks dry with paper towel then place on a single layer on a tray.

  4. Sprinkle salt, cajun seasoning and black pepper evenly on each side.

  5. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and generously grease with oil.

  6. Place the fish on the prepared tray, skin side down if the salmon has skin on.

  7. Place in oven and let it cook for 12-15 minutes until the salmon flakes easily when pricked with a fork.

  8. Serve warm with your favorite side dish.

Recipe Notes

1. A key thing to note in this recipe is to make sure the fish is evenly seasoned on both sides. Failure to do so will make some portions saltier than others.

2. Skin on or skinless salmon will both work well here.