Cajun spiced salmon

Cajun spiced salmon

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This super-zingy salmon supper is perfect for those on a low-salt diet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal463
  • fat36g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.21g
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Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets, about 140g/5oz each
  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

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  • pinch chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

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  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
    Paprika

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  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • pinch of soft brown sugar
  • drizzle of sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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  • steamed rice, to serve
    Rice

    Rice

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    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

For the salsa

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced
    Avocado

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  • handful cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

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  • juice 1 lime
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  • splash of olive oil
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  • bunch of coriander, half roughly chopped, half picked into sprigs

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.

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Comments, questions and tips

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heaneye
21st Nov, 2011
5.05
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
13th Oct, 2011
4.05
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
7th Oct, 2011
5.05
Loved this. The salsa really compliments the spice mix.

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