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Cajun Blackened Salmon

Spice up your dinner game with this mouthwatering Cajun Blackened Salmon recipe. Bursting with bold flavors, this dish is perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal.

Tasty Team
97% would make again
Cajun Blackened Salmon


for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 salmon fillets

Cajun Spice Rub

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Avocado and Mango Salsa

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 red chili, finely diced
  • ¾ cup fresh parsley (25 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 495
  • Fat 31g
  • Carbs 28g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Protein 28g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a small bowl, combine all the Cajun spice rub ingredients and stir.
  2. Place the salmon fillets on a cutting board and rub the olive oil over all sides of the salmon fillets.
  3. Sprinkle the spice rub over the salmon, using your hands to ensure all sides are covered.
  4. Cook on a BBQ over a medium to high heat for 2 minutes per side. The outside should start to blacken and crisp, leaving the salmon juicy inside.
  5. Once the salmon is cooked set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, add all of the salsa ingredients and stir well.
  7. Serve the salmon with an extra sprinkling of parsley alongside the salsa.
  8. Enjoy!
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Cajun Blackened Salmon