cajun salmon in skillet

Cajun Parmesan Salmon

Enjoy the deluxe flavors of Cajun Parmesan Salmon with this delicious recipe. Made with loads of seasonings and ready in under 25 minutes, this meal is a must!

Prep: 15Cook: 15Total: 30 minutes
Yield 4 filets 1x


  • 4 salmon filets
  • salt + pepper
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp butter (or more avocado oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning (or blend of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt, oregano)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped


  1. Pat salmon dry and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add avocado oil.
  3. Add salmon, skin side up and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Once done cooking, take salmon out and set aside.
  5. Dump remaining liquid from pan. Then add pan back to stove top.
  6. Turn heat to medium and whisk in lemon juice, butter, garlic, cajun seasoning, honey, parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  7. Let sauce reduce for a few minutes until thickened, then add salmon back in and cook for 2 minutes on each side, basting the salmon with the sauce as it cooks.
  8. Serve over rice and with veggies.
Author: ErinCategory: dinner, lunch, meal-prep, gluten-freeMethod: stovetopCuisine: CajunDiet: Gluten Free