We love salmon, like LOVE salmon! and we have it so often it’s easy to get sick of the “same old same old” so I like to switch things up and try new things! We also love food from ALL over the world, ESP spicy food…
And so I give you Cajun Salmon… like SUPER spicy! SOOOOOO hot (is it wrong that I think in movie lines? like the inflections and voice? this one is Adam Sandler in my head “Soooooo hot…”, ANYWAY) this is clean-your-sinuses spicy.
The GOOD news – you can just cut back on the spices cut it in half or just cut the super strong ones. AND even better? The rice, while flavorful, isn’t super spicy, a nice sublte flavor. AND even better? The lemon aioli is creamy and cooling and the perfect balance for the spice. The spice sensitive Princess lathered her’s with the aioli, while I just added a touch.
Cajun Salmon with Lemon Aioli
- 1 salmon fillet skin on, boneless
- 1 Tbsp cajun or creole seasonings
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 lemon zested, juiced
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley minced
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ cup real mayonnaise
- 2 garlic cloves pressed through garlic press
- 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of black pepper
Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
Mix seasoning blend together.
Rinse salmon, pat dry.
Place salmon on oven proof pan, coat both sides with olive oil.
Season salmon with seasoning blend, rub into salmon on both sides.
Place salmon skin side down, top with lemon juice and zest.
bake for 10 mins for each inch (so a 2 inch thick filet will cook for 20 mins) or 15 mins per lbs (so 30 mins for 2 lbs)
Serve with a side of cajun rice and top with Lemon Aioli
In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients, and whisk well until completely combined
Serve over the salmon
And there you have it, flakey, spicy, DELICIOUS… AND I can’t wait to make this one again! What is YOUR favorite way to prepare Salmon?Do NOT miss a single post. Subscribe to weekly recaps for Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a very small percentage.