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This creamy Cajun salmon pasta is full of flavor with a touch of spice! The perfect easy weeknight dinner that's good enough for guests.
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Cajun Salmon Pasta

This Cajun salmon pasta recipe is fast and flavorful. Cajun spices, sun-dried tomatoes, cream, and garlic make this dish irresistible! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun salmon pasta
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 801kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh salmon
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • Fresh basil, torn to taste (optional)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook it al dente according to package directions. When the pasta is about 10 minutes away from being done, start the sauce.
  • Lightly season the salmon with salt & pepper and then coat it in flour.
  • Add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon for 2 minutes/side. 
  • Take the fish out of the pan and set it aside. Reduce the stove's heat to medium.
  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and Dijon mustard to the pan. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 
  • Add the cream, lemon juice, and Cajun seasoning to the pan. Stir until the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the salmon back into the pan and break it up using your spoon. Let it cook for a few more minutes until it's cooked through and the sauce has thickened up a bit. Add some fresh basil in the last minute or two of cooking if using. 
  • Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Serve with freshly grated parmesan if desired. 

Notes

  • I used sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and drained the oil before adding them to the pan.
  • You can stretch this to 4 people if you double the pasta and serve the dish with a side.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. 

Nutrition

Calories: 801kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2440IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 3mg