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Easy One Pan Cajun Salmon

This Easy One Pan Cajun Salmon is the perfect low-carb main dish that's packed with spicy cajun flavor and easy to make in minutes!
Course Dinner, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine American, Cajun, Canadian, French, Seafood
Keyword Easy One Pan Cajun Salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 73kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 4-5 ounce salmon filets
  • 2-3 tablespoons cajun seasoning get my easy homemade cajun seasoning recipe in the instructions below
  • fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (if desired)

Instructions

  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Pat the salmon filets dry with a paper towel and rub the cajun seasoning onto all sides of the salmon filets. 
  • Place the filets top side down in the hot skillet and cook on the first side for about 5 minutes, or until the sides begin losing their shine and colour and a golden crust forms on the first side.
  • Flip the fillets and cook on the second side for about 5 more minutes, or until the filets reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius) and are safe to eat. 
  • If you're worried about over-browning, reduce the heat slightly and place a lid on the pan for about one minute. This will help the filets cook through.
  • Serve immediately alongside your favourite side dishes or over a salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1724IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg