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salmon fillets on a platter sprinkled with chives
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5 from 2 votes

Baked Cajun Salmon

This boldly flavored Baked Cajun Salmon is an easy 15 minute weeknight meal. Seasoned in a zesty cajun seasoning and finished with sweet honey butter, each bite is so well balanced and totally satisfying!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: baked salmon, cajun salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets thawed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with foil, leaving a 2 inch overhang; place the salmon skin-side down on the foil.
  • Drizzle the salmon with olive oil, then sprinkle with the cajun seasoning and salt, using your hands to press the seasoning into the salmon. Fold the ends of the foil up over the salmon so the salmon is loosely covered with the foil.
  • Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes, or until it's easy to flake with a fork. While the salmon is baking, whisk the butter and honey together in a small bowl.
  • As soon as the salmon is done, remove it from the oven and brush it with the honey butter. Sprinkle with fresh chives and enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are for 1 salmon fillet and are an estimation
*Storage: wrap salmon fillets in foil, then place them in a sealed container and store them in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg