Cajun Salmon

  • Author: charlottesmyth
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Cuisine: american


Wild-caught salmon marinated with a Cajun spice rub and roasted to perfection. Serve it up mashed or roasted potatoes.



1.5 lbs sockeye salmon 

2 garlic cloves (pressed through a garlic press)

2 tbsp. avocado oil

1/2 tsp. Korean pepper flakes or crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tbsp lemon juice lemon wedges to serve)


To start, preheat your oven to 415˚ F.

Now, pat the salmon fillet dry using a clean paper towel. Lay the fillet skin side down on a piece of parchment and transfer it to a baking sheet lined with foil.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk avocado oil, pepper flakes, salt, chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, and lemon juice. Pour the mixture over the salmon and spread with a brush or spatula.

Tent/cover the salmon with another piece of foil paper. Transfer to oven and bake for 5-7 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for an addition 10 minutes. Turn the oven to broil and continue cooking for 5 more minutes. Let salmon rest for a few minutes and serve with a squeeze of lemon juice.



Keywords: cajun salmon