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Blackened Cajun Salmon with Lime Aioli

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 8 minutes

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Serves 4

Salmon is very reasonably priced these days, and for the best flavour look out for wild Alaskan or organic varieties.

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  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 4 x 150g(5oz) salmon fillets,skin on,scaled and boned
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

For the lime aioli

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove,crushed
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/gas 4. Spoon the Cajun Chicken seasoning onto a flat plate and use to dust the salmon fillets,shaking off any excess.Heat an ovenproof frying pan or griddle pan. Add half the olive oil and sear the salmon, skin - side down, for 30 seconds, then turn over and cook for 1 minute. Transfer to the oven and roast for 6 minutes or until tender but still very moist in the middle.

  2. Meanwhile, make the lime aioli. Put the mayonnaise in a bowl and beat in the remaning olive oil and the garlic. Add a light grating of lime zest,then cut the lime in half and add a squeeze of the juice from on half. Season to taste and mix well to combine.

  3. Arrange the salmon on plates and add a tablespoon of the lime aioli by the side of each. Cut the remaining lime half into quarters an serve with salmon.

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