Cajun Baked Salmon with Cajun Rice

A recipe for salmon fillets, seasoned with Cajun spices, then baked and served over a bed of Cajun rice. Serve with a bit of squeezed lemon and happiness ensues.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 652 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasonings divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 4 8- ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • Chopped parsley for serving


  1. Heat a pot to medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. Add peppers, onion and celery and cook about 6 minutes to soften.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring.
  4. Add rice and stir. Cook a couple minutes to brown slightly.
  5. Add chicken stock, tomatosauce and 1 tablespoon Cajun seasonings, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through.
  6. While rice is cooking, heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  7. Pat salmon dry and season each side with remaining Cajun seasonings, salt and pepper.
  8. Set into a baking dish and bake 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through. You want 4-6 minutes per inch of thickness, depending on how you like it done.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Squeeze juice from half a lemon into the rice along with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Stir.
  11. Serve the salmon over rice on pretty plates. Top each with extra squeezed lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Baked Salmon with Cajun Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 584mg24%
Potassium 1712mg49%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 2390IU48%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.