Cajun Butter Sauce on Salmon.
This honey cajun butter salmon is an easy, healthy dinner recipe that will take only twenty minutes to cook. The honey and Old Bay seasoning give it a sweet and spicy flavor that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Salmon is a nutritious option for supper since it’s a wonderful source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. A fantastic way to cook this nutrient-rich fish is with this cajun honey butter dish. The cajun seasoning’s heat is well offset by the sweetness of the honey butter sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Once you’ve washed and patted dry your salmon filet, set the oven to 350 degrees.
Then, in a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, honey and garlic. Brush the mixture over both sides of the salmon filet using a pastry brush or silicone basting brush (the kind that has a long handle). Sprinkle Old Bay seasoning over both sides of fish filet. Place salmon skin side up on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and bake for about 15 minutes – until it flakes easily when tested with fork at thickest part of fillet when done (this timing will vary depending on how thick your fish filets are).
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooking your salmon is easy. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, add butter and honey cajun sauce to melt. Add in garlic and sauté for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add salmon fillets skin side down, and cook for 5 minutes on each side (or until desired doneness). Remove from heat, top with remaining sauce and serve immediately!
Total Time 20 minutes
This Honey Cajun Butter Salmon takes just 20 minutes to prepare and cook, which means you can whip it up in no time. This recipe calls for fresh salmon fillets, but if you’d like to use frozen, simply thaw them out before cooking. The honey-cajun butter is made with just three ingredients: butter (of course), blackening seasoning and honey! To keep things easy and streamlined, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl along with some salt and pepper—it couldn’t be simpler!
Calories 281 kcal
Finally, the total number of calories in this recipe is 281. This number was calculated based on a serving size of 3 and a typical serving size of 1/2 cup honey cajun butter salmon.
- 4 pounds salmon filet
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/1 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- salt, to taste (I used about 5 tsp)
- Old Bay seasoning, to taste
Old Bay is a spice mix that is popular in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is often used on seafood and chicken, but it also makes an excellent addition to other dishes like baked potatoes and deviled eggs.
This recipe is just few ingredients and will only take twenty minutes to make. It’s easy, healthy, and delicious!
Simply keep any leftover Cajun seasoning in an airtight container or small spice jar to have some on hand for the next occasion (or another recipe). When attempting to re-place the spices in the jar, a little funnel or a piece of paper that has been folded up works great.
Don’t salt the salmon in step three if you’re using salted butter.
The best part about this recipe is that you can make it for yourself or for friends. It’s about as easy as it gets, but don’t let that fool you—the flavor will knock your socks off! So if you’re looking for something new to try out tonight, give this one a shot.