Cajun Salmon

This is one of my favourite dishes and is absolutely perfect for summer. Its from an Olive magazine over a year ago but it’s still such a classic. As we are 4 of us in Sweden (with a boyfriend who eats for England) I have bulked up the original recipe with some roasted new potatoes and a fresh salad. I really hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Serves 4

Ingredients

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I’m currently in Sweden so please forgive the Swedish names!

4 salmon fillets

2 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp garlic salt

2 tsp dried thyme

2 tsp Black pepper

Half white cabbage

1 red pepper

2 celery. sticks

1 green pepper

1 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 handfuls of new potatoes

Salad ingredients – leaves, tomatoes, radishes, spring onion, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

 

Method

Set the oven to approx 180 degrees Celsius. 

Chop the potatoes and put in a small saucepan, cover with water and cook on the hob. When the water has come to a boil leave them there for about 10 minutes. Also, when the water comes to a boil, add some olive oil to a baking tray and pop in the oven.

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Once the potatoes are in the oven they should roast for about 30-40 minutes. 

Now get cracking on the rest!

Coleslaw:

Finely slice the white cabbage, finely slice the green pepper, finely slice the celery and finely slice the red onion and add altogether in a bowl. 

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In a second bowl, add some salad leaves, chop the tomatoes into halves, finely slice the spring onions (I have got a red spring onion here)  and finely slice the radishes. 

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In a THIRD bowl mix all the herbs (thyme, garlic salt, smoked paprika, black pepper).

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Pour this onto a plate and take each piece of salmon and cover both sides of each piece.

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Add a knob of butter and a drizzle of olive oil (so the butter doesn’t burn) and add the salmon pieces cooking for approx 6 minutes each side. 

Dress the salad with a drizzle of olive oil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and season with salt and pepper. 

Dress the coleslaw with the mayonnaise and the cider vinegar. 

Get those potatoes out of the oven and serveeee up!!

Comment below and let me know if you’ve made it!

Love A, x. 

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