Cajun Baked Salmon
A cajun baked salmon with a cajun butter sauce. This filet of salmon is rich and flavorful and cooked on a sheet pan with vegetables for a complete meal.
- 2 lb fillet of PrimeWaters Seafood Coho Salmon
- 1 Tbs Olive oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
Cajun Butter Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning from above
- 1 cup roasted red peppers
- 1/4 cup celery
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 lb Asparagus
- 2 cups zucchini chopped
Turn oven on to the broil setting on high to preheat.
Let salmon rest on the counter for 15-30 minutes to come up to room temperature.
Place Coho Salmon fillet skin-side-down on a baking sheet. If the ends of the salmon filet are thin, tuck them under for more even cooking.
Pat Salmon dry with a paper towel, then brush olive oil over the top. Generously season with Cajun seasoning mixture (use about 1/4 a cup, less if you don't like a lot of seasoning). Set aside.
Clean vegetables and chop zucchini. Snap the rough ends off asparagus.
Toss vegetables with 1 Tbs cajun seasoning mixture and 1 Tbs olive oil and place around the salmon filet on the sheet pan.
Cook in Oven set to Broil for 10-14 minutes, until Salmon is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Internal temperature of the salmon should reach 135-140°F
Cajun Butter Sauce
While salmon and vegetables bake, add all of the cajun butter sauce ingredients into a medium sized saucepan except the lemon juice, and bring to a boil with medium high heat.
Once boiling, use a stick blender to blend until smooth. Or pour into a blender and blend until smooth.
Taste, and add lemon juice to preference.
Carefully spoon cajun butter sauce over salmon, and serve!
The FDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F. This is measured in the thickest part of the salmon.
Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 2861mg | Potassium: 1248mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3655IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 5.2mg