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Cajun-Rubbed Salmon

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups relish
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 2 mins to 3 mins
  • Roast 4 mins to 6 mins

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Fish made easy! Start with a quick sear on the stove-top to seal in moisture; finish by baking in the oven. A simple pickle relish tops the spice-rubbed fish with tang.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup very thin strips red onion
  • 2 tablespoons snipped flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash sugar
  • 4 6 - ounces boneless salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning (recipe follows) or purchased Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. For relish: In a small bowl combine celery, onion, parsley, pickle, pickle juice, 1 tablespoon oil, mustard, salt, and sugar. Cover and chill until ready to use or up to 1 hour.
  2. Sprinkle salmon with Cajun Seasoning. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large cast-iron or other heavy oven-going skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add salmon, skin side up. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn salmon. Place skillet in a 400 degrees F oven and roast for 4 to 6 minutes or until salmon flakes when tested with a fork. (Allow 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish, including browning time.)
  3. Stir relish and serve with salmon.

Cajun Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

(Cajun-Rubbed Salmon)

Servings Per Recipe 4, sodium (mg) 778, Potassium (mg) 941, calcium (mg) 46, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 34, Thiamin (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 356, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 746, chol. (mg) 94, vit. C (mg) 5, sat. fat (g) 3, iron (mg) 2, Folate (µg) 55, carb. (g) 5, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 5, Monosaturated fat (g) 11, Niacin (mg) 14, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 1

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