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Cajun Parmesan Salmon

Cajun Parmesan Salmon

Published on: December 19, 2019

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Mild and tender salmon makes for an ideal flavor-absorber in many recipes. Here, we paired Cajun seasoning with Parmesan in this moist and tender weeknight dinner recipe. It’s great enough on its own, but feel free to serve it with steamed veggies, cauliflower mash, or salad.

Cajun Parmesan Salmon

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2



  • 2 salmon steaks, bones removed
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup vegetable or fish stock
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • ½ tbsp chopped parsley




  • 1Season the salmon steaks with salt, pepper, and most of the Cajun seasoning.
  • 2Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  • 3Cook salmon for 6 minutes or until golden. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • 4Remove salmon from the skillet.



  • 5Add garlic and butter to the same skillet and cook until fragrant.
  • 6Stir in the stock, remaining Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, sugar-free maple syrup, Parmesan, and parsley and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • 7Add the salmon back to the skillet and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • 8Serve warm.


Tips & Tricks

If you can’t find Cajun seasoning at your local store, make your own from scratch by combining:

  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme