Forget about Salmons high calorie count – this fish is insanely good for you, it is full of protein (good for bone density), omega 3 fatty acids for brain function, cardiovascular benefits like reducing inflammation and full of vitamin D. Salmon provides a great source of Selenium which is a mineral that works as an antioxidant in the body which prevents cell damage and keeps immune system and your thyroid working well!
I found this recipe in a friends cookery book, but for the life of me cannot remember what it was called – I searched Cajun Salmon and there were 100s of similar recipes therefore this is my take on what I remembered from the recipe and works really well with lots of health benefits plus makes for a great 10 minute dish, whether it is for lunch or for a post gym din din.
What makes it deep south Cajun Salmon? I found this delicious spice when looking for a regular Cajun spice, which you can still use. This spice also tastes great on sweet potato wedges.
For two people:
2 Salmon Fillets Olive Oil 8 Cherry Tomatoes Half a Cucumber 1 Lemon
Handful of Cashew Nuts Handful of Fresh Coriander 4 Spring Onions
- Marinate Salmon in the Cajun spice & a couple Tbsp’s of olive oil in a bowl.
- Heat up a frying pan and pop in the salmon, 4 minutes approx on each side.
- Meanwhile chop the cucumber, tomatoes, spring onions, coriander, drained sweetcorn and mix in a bowl with the red wine vinegar, adding chopped avocado last.
- Serve the salmon on a bed of the salad, with a slice of lemon and decorate with a small handful of cashew nuts & it is ready to eat!
You can bulk up the meal with some bulgar wheat, put desired amount in a bowl with boiling water, and cover with tea towel. Every 60g = 300ml water. Once water has soaked in to the wheat add a splash of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and mix with salad ingredients.
Personally the Cajun spice is enough for me, but you can add a chilli paste, fresh chilli or chilli flakes if you like something spicier.
There you have it easy peasy Cajun Spiced Salmon.
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