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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

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Directions

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  • Thaw salmon, if frozen. Preheat oven to 400°F. For relish, in a small bowl combine onion, celery, parsley, pickle, pickle juice, the 1 tablespoon oil, the mustard, salt, and sugar. Cover and chill until ready to serve (up to 1 hour).

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  • Rinse salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Measure thickness of salmon. Sprinkle salmon with Cajun Seasoning; rub in with your fingers.

  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy oven-going skillet heat the 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Add salmon, skin side up; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn salmon. Place skillet in oven. Roast until salmon begins to flake when tested with a fork. (Allow 4 to 6 minutes total per 1/2-inch thickness of salmon, including the browning time.)

  • To serve, stir relish. Serve salmon with relish.

Nutrition Facts (Cajun-Rubbed Salmon)

356 calories; total fat 21g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 5g; monounsaturated fat 11g; cholesterol 94mg; sodium 778mg; potassium 941mg; carbohydrates 5g; fiber 1g; sugar 3g; protein 34g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 746IU; vitamin c 5mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 14mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 55mcg; vitamin b12 5mcg; calcium 46mg; iron 2mg.

Cajun Seasoning

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  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.

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