Mild and tender salmon makes for an ideal flavor-absorber in many recipes. Here, we paired Cajun seasoning with Parmesan in this moist and tender weeknight dinner recipe. It’s great enough on its own, but feel free to serve it with steamed veggies, cauliflower mash, or salad.

Cajun Parmesan Salmon

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2



  • 2 salmon steaks, bones removed
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup vegetable or fish stock
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan
  • ½ tbsp chopped parsley


  • Season the salmon steaks with salt, pepper, and most of the Cajun seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet.
  • Cook salmon for 6 minutes or until golden. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from the skillet.
  • Add garlic and butter to the same skillet and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in the stock, remaining Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, sugar-free maple syrup, Parmesan, and parsley and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the salmon back to the skillet and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Tips & Tricks

If you can’t find Cajun seasoning at your local store, make your own from scratch by combining:

  • 3 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp dried thyme

User Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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I would give 10 stars!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 13, 2021

When you think diet, you think fish then you think again! This recipe is contrary to that notion, even my husband agrees! I did not use broth or the sugar free maple syrup because I didn’t have any and it still rated 10 stars from us both. My husband even asked for seconds! Can you beat that?