I literally love salmon and could eat it every day, but sometimes olive oil and mixed herbs is not enough and I want something a bit fancier and richer in flavour. When I first started eating this I had an amazing jar of Cajun seasoning that I bought… in America. I found it hard to find one that I liked over here that wasn’t full of silicone :/ so I turned to google and found this great Cajun Spice Mix* on Allrecipes.com!
You don’t have to add the vegetables but I really think that without them this dish is so simple its boring. The dish is easy to make in bulk when meal prepping but looks so good you could make it for a nice candlelit dinner 🙂
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-20 mins (depending on the size of your pieces)
500g Salmon (cut into as many pieces as you would like)
Cajun Spice Mix*
½ medium or large onion
⅓ Sweet green pepper
⅓ red sweet pepper
⅓ yellow sweet pepper
Bunch of cherry tomatoes on a vine
*Cajun Spice Mix (by DiamonLil at allrecipes.com)
2½ tsp paprika
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp garlic granules/powder
1¼ tsp dried oregano
1¼ tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
Pre heat your oven to 200°C
Clean your salmon and cut it into 2 – 4 pieces.
Mix the ingredients for your Cajun Spice Mix in a bowl.
Place your salmon on a tray, sprinkle the seasoning evenly on top and use your fingers to rub it into the fish gently.
Slice your onion and sweet peppers thinly.
Spread the onions and peppers over the fish and also add your vine tomatoes to the tray.
Sprinkle approx. 2 tbsp of the seasoning mix over the fish and vegetables.
Drizzle on as much olive oil as you would like.
Shake the tray gently to spread the olive oil.
Place in the oven for 10–20 mins uncovered (cooking time will be dependent on the sizes of your pieces, smaller pieces will take less time)
Once the fish is cooked, remove from the oven and leave to rest for a few minutes.
Serve with quinoa, cous cous or rice 🙂
I used to make this Cajun Salmon with mashed sweet potatoes but now a days I like it with quinoa. Quinoa can be extremely bland, especially the white variation so I always cook it in chicken or vegetable stock. Whatever you decide to pair this dish with try and keep it simple as Cajun seasoning is so full of flavour you wouldn’t want the flavours to clash.