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17 August 2015

A recipe for salmon fillets seasoned with a Cajun blend, served with melted butter and lemon. Highly flavorful and easy to prepare.

Baked salmon, baby. You already know we LOVE salmon around here. What can I say? It’s one of our very favorite fish! I typically purchase a large 3 pound cut and slice them into serving sizes then freeze them.

Salmon is super easy to work with, cooks up evenly, and stands up to a lot of flavor profiles, especially spicy chili peppers or Cajun seasoning blends.

So! That is the direction I’ve gone, a painfully easy baked salmon dusted with a Cajun blend, then finished off with a mixture of butter and lemon juice.

Truly, it is a highly flavorful combo. I keep using the word “easy” because it is. Just get the oven going, season up the salmon fillets, bake, then top off with the lemon butter and parsley.

Easy peasy!

You could probably have your meal ready in 20 minutes. Maybe you can use it on “Chopped” for the appetizer round. I could never win that show. I take way too long in the kitchen. I digress…

Baked Salmon with Cajun Lemon Butter

I served this up with some quick spicy roasted broccoli with jalapeno peppers that you can see in the upper corner of the photo above.

Obviously we were going for a lower calorie dish. Just don’t go CRAZY with the butter. However, you can serve up salmon with any number of side dishes. Like I said, salmon goes with so many things.

Love it!

Baked Salmon with Cajun Lemon Butter

Pass the salmon, please. Cajun Lemon Butter. YUM.

I used my Homemade Cajun Seasoning blend for this recipe. Check it out!

Check Out Some of My Popular Salmon Recipes

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 1 vote
Baked Salmon with Cajun Lemon Butter
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 465 kcal
Author: Mike Hultquist
Ingredients
  • 2 6- ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brush salmon with olive oil then season with half the Cajun seasonings, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Get both sides.
  3. Set into a baking dish and bake 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through to your liking.
  4. When salmon is nearly done, melt butter in a small pan and swirl in lemon juice and the remaining Cajun seasonings.
  5. Set salmon onto serving plates, top with butter and parsley.
  6. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Baked Salmon with Cajun Lemon Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 465 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 227mg 9%
Potassium 896mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 31.6%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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