Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon ~ sweet and spicy glazed salmon, so easy and on the table in 20 minutes! Perfect for weeknights and getting your healthy fix on.
Course Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword Cajun brown sugar salmon, Cajun salmon, brown sugar salmon
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 12minutes
Resting time 3minutes
Total Time 17minutes
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird
2-4salmon fillets, skinless, about 6-8 ounces each
4tablespoonsdark brown sugar
Preheat oven to 400º
Mix brown sugar and Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Lightly salt both sides of salmon fillets. Place a heaping tablespoon of brown sugar mixture on top of each piece of salmon. Gently rub all over both sides of salmon until evenly coated.
Place seasoned salmon on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in middle of oven for 12 minutes, take out of oven and let rest for 3 minutes. Enjoy!
This recipe is easily adaptable to one or more pieces of salmon. The amount above is a good starting point for 4 salmon fillets.
Feel free to add more or less Cajun/Creole seasoning to your taste. Two teaspoons is good for us.
Watch the salt! The Cajun seasoning I use has no salt, so I need to season with salt. If you use a spice mix with salt, adjust accordingly.
You can use salmon with skin on. When cooked, the flesh will easily remove from the skin with a spatula. I just prefer skinless salmon for this recipe.
You can also use one larger piece of salmon instead of fillets. You may need to adjust the cooking time a minute or two longer.