Sunday, October 17, 2021

Cajun Parmesan Salmon

I’ve had this recipe on my radar since seeing it on Theffeed and when Bev brought home a fillet of wild caught Sockeye salmon, I decided to give it a go.  I followed the recipe as written with just a small change. 

Cajun Parmesan Salmon

The Ingredients:

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

4 (4-oz.) fillets salmon (preferably wild)

2 tsp. Cajun seasoning*, divided

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tbsp. butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

⅓ c. low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp. honey

1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan

Lemon slices, for serving

*-I used Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning

The Instructions:

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season salmon with 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (or less to taste) and pepper, then add to the skillet skin-side up. Cook salmon until deeply golden, about 6 minutes, then flip and cook 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and keep warm in a 125F toaster oven.

2. Add butter and garlic to skillet. When butter has melted, stir in broth, lemon juice, honey, remaining teaspoon Cajun seasoning, parsley, and Parmesan. Bring mixture to a simmer.

3. Reduce heat to medium and add salmon back to skillet. Simmer until sauce has reduced and salmon is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.  (the thin Sockeye was done enough for us, so it did not go back into the pan)

Add lemon slices to skillet and serve.

We sided it with a salad for a pretty healthy meal.

The Verdict:

For Cindy’s low heat tolerance sake, I just sprinkled some Cajun seasoning on the fish and in the sauce and we all thought it was very good with just a little heat and I would make it again.  I also liked how quick and easy it was to get to the table.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. This photo is making me want salmon for breakfast wowzer delicious!

  2. Love salmon for quick weeknight meals. Gotta try this recipe.

  3. Larry, Very healthy and quite simple too! Love a nice salmon filet seasoned correctly... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. I like this! I never think to spice up my fish--it looks and sounds terrific.


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