Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cajun Salmon...

...For the nice gal at Cost Plus
who took an interest in the Marmalade I was buying...
(I'm sorry I didn't get your name) 

I hope you really do come visit, get, & try the salmon we got to talking about!

This salmon is the perfect balance of sweet from the marmalade...

...and the heat from the cajun spice...

Married Perfectly!
I've posted this recipe before...but it bears repeating!
You'll have to double the recipe for the homemade spice if you are making more than a 1 or 2 pieces of fish. 

3 TBSP Cajun spice (recipe to follow)
1 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (4-6 oz ea)
1/4 cup Orange marmalade
1 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Combine Cajun spice, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl. Rub over all surfaces of fillets. Saute fillets in olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat for 3-4 minutes. Turn & saute an additional 
2-3 minutes.
Blend marmalade & lemon juice; swirl in pan until melted. Carefully turn fish to glaze on all sides. Fish is done when it begins to flake when tested with a fork (about 1-2 minutes on each side)

Cajun Spice
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/4 tsp oregano 
1 tsp herbes de provence (salt free)
dash of red pepper flakes (or to your taste)

The marmalade may splatter, so dress accordingly! 
If you make it, I'd love to hear about it!

Happy (fish lovin') snapping!


  1. I sooooooo wish I liked salmon.
    Tom does ... so maybe I'll make this for him.
    Mwah! ♥

  2. Yowzers! I'm a definetly lookin' at a future dinner here :)

  3. Oh, this looks so good! My husband and I would love it.

  4. Holy cow - I want salmon for dinner now. This is what happens when 'yum' turns the corner and runs into 'wow' - 'YUWOW! or perhaps as Kathy put it 'yowzers!' - which is when 'yum' is walking with 'wow' and collides with 'zers'. yea, at this point my brain process can no longer be heard over my stomach growling.

  5. This sounds perfectly yummy, Kelly!
    Thank you so much for sharing it here.
    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend.


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