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Cajun Brown Sugar Salmon

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
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar salmon, cajun salmon, oven roasted salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting time 3 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169kcal
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird

Ingredients

  • 2-4 salmon fillets, skinless, about 6-8 ounces each
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun/Creole seasoning
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  • 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!

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Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg