The No Time to Cook Book: Cajun Spiced Salmon Recipe

The No Time to Cook Book: Cajun Spiced Salmon Recipe

  1. List Of Ingredients
  2. 1 tsp smoked paprika
  3. 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  4. 1 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1⁄2 tsp dried thyme
  6. 1 tsp soft light brown sugar
  7. 1⁄2 tsp salt
  8. 4 skinless salmon fillets, approx.150g (51⁄2oz) each
  9. 2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Serves 4
  2. Ready in 15 minutes

This simple, Louisiana-inspired rub instantly livens up any fish, and it’s particularly good with salmon. You can serve the salmon with a thinly sliced onion, avocado, and cherry tomato salad for a light, flavoursome supper.

This spice rub is great for seasoning chicken, potato, or sweet potato wedges as well as fish.


1. Grind the spices
Combine the spices, thyme, sugar, and salt in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder. Grind to a fine powder.

2. Prepare the salmon
Rub the mixture over both sides of the fish, cover with cling film, and leave to rest in the fridge while you prepare the grill.

3. Grill the salmon
Preheat the grill on its highest setting and line a grill pan with foil. Brush the fish with a little oil on both sides, being careful not to dislodge the spice rub, and grill for 3–4 minutes on each side, depending on its thickness.


TIP – The salmon can be marinated in the rub and frozen, uncooked. Defrost thoroughly before cooking from the start of step 3. You can also double the quantity of spice rub and seal the remainder in an airtight jar for future use.

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