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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 652kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Heat a pot to medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add peppers, onion and celery and cook about 6 minutes to soften.
  • Add garlic and cook 1 more minute, stirring.
  • Add rice and stir. Cook a couple minutes to brown slightly.
  • 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.
  • While rice is cooking, heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Pat salmon dry and season each side with remaining Cajun seasonings, salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Squeeze juice from half a lemon into the rice along with a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Stir.
  • Serve the salmon over rice on pretty plates. Top each with extra squeezed lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 1712mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2390IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4.1mg