Cajun spiced salmon

Cajun spiced salmon

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

This super-zingy salmon supper is perfect for those on a low-salt diet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
463
protein
31g
carbs
5g
fat
36g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
0.21g

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • juice 1 lime
  • pinch chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • pinch of soft brown sugar
  • drizzle of sunflower oil
  • steamed rice, to serve

For the salsa

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • juice 1 lime
  • splash of olive oil
  • bunch of coriander, half roughly chopped, half picked into sprigs

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Method

  1. Put the salmon in a bowl, pour over the lime juice and leave the salmon to ‘cure’ for 5 mins. Meanwhile, mix all the spices together with the sugar. Lift the salmon out of the lime juice and roll in the spices so it’s completely coated.
  2. Heat grill to high. Grease a baking tray, then sit the salmon, flesh-side up, on the tray. Grill for 5 mins, until the salmon is cooked through and the edges are starting to blacken. While the salmon is cooking, gently mix all the salsa ingredients together with the roughly chopped coriander. When the fish is cooked, serve with the salsa, some rice and the coriander sprigs.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2011

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lemonmade's picture

This is food we love to eat, fast, tasty and healthy. The spices add wonderful flavour without overpowering the fish. We are cutting carbs, so substituted the rice for haricot verts.
Delicious!

chrisblore's picture
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Overall it was delicious... but not as spiced as we'd hoped. Added extra cajun seasoning too but think next time I'd make it spicier still. Might just be my personal preference.

abcdefghijord's picture
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Made this tonnes of times, my boyf really loves it now. At first he wasn't keen on the avocado, but now he's demanding more avocado based dishes!! I mixed the salsa in with the rice and found we preferred that so much better, but absolutely fab recipe!!

lizleicester's picture
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Easy peasy and very tasty.

maryechappell's picture
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Quick & tasty - I used new potatoes instead of rice for a change. I also substituted haddock for salmon for himself as he prefers it and pan fried it with a lid which is much easier than using my grill.

engrenages's picture
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Not as spicy as I thought it would be. Instead of grilling the salmon I wrapped it in foil and baked for 20 minutes. Mixed cooked rice with the salsa.

heaneye's picture
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Fantastic. OH who isn't a big fish lover normally loved this meal - I used a pinch of Jamaican Jerk seasoning in with the spices as well.

relm514's picture
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I enjoyed this salmon, but was surprised it didn't taste as spicy as anticipated. Overall I enjoyed it and it was easy to make.

d41d0y's picture
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Loved this. The salsa really compliments the spice mix.

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