This one pan cajun salmon topped with pineapple salsa was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
This one pan cajun salmon is super juicy with just kick of spice and gets topped off with a tangy hit of pineapple salsa. All made on one tray and ready in 30 minutes.
We eat a lot of salmon in our house (see salmon avocado burgers, seared salmon with watermelon tomato avocado salsa and blackened salmon with strawberry avocado salsa for some of our favorites) so I’m always looking for new ways to change it up based on the season. This recipe uses a simple one sheet pan baking method with minimal seasoning and leaves all the flavorful additions to the pineapple salsa.
Feel free to add your favorite veggies to the sheet pan. I went with red potatoes and Brussels sprouts, but broccoli, green beans, sweet potato cubes, asparagus or cauliflower would all be great substitutions.
For the salmon I bought Alaska salmon, which is ALWAYS my top choice. All Alaska salmon is wild, natural, sustainable and of the highest quality. Wild-caught Alaska salmon includes five species that can be found at the seafood counter or freezer case including king, sockeye, coho, keta and pink.
I’m a huge fan of adding salmon to my menu at least once a week. It’s a delicious way to get a ton of healthy fats and proteins. There are also so many quick and easy recipes, making salmon a go-to for busy weeknights. Luckily there’s no shortage of Alaska seafood – it’s sold fresh and frozen year round for so many meal possibilities and healthful options.
This technique for baking salmon is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. It cooks perfectly every time! The salmon may cook up a little quicker than your veggies and if this is the case, like it was for me, simply transfer the salmon to a plate and let the veggies cook about 10 more minutes.
This recipe is so easy, and full of flavor! Seriously, it’ll take you less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Yay for quick, easy, nutritious meals! And, hey, August 10th is Alaska Wild Salmon Day – I can’t think of a better excuse to give this recipe a try!
One Pan Cajun Salmon bakes up super juicy with the perfect kick of spice and a tangy hit of pineapple salsa. All made on one tray and ready in less than 30 minutes.
- 2 (1/2 pound) fillets of Alaska salmon
- 1 tablespoon cajun spice mix
- 1 pound red potatoes cut into wedges or quartered
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts cut in half
- Salt & pepper (taste before adding)
- 2 cups diced pineapple
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 red chilli pepper cut finely
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- Handful of fresh cilantro chopped
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place salmon and veggies on a very large baking sheet (or 2 smaller sheets) that is lined with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Spray salmon and veggies with cooking spray too.
Sprinkle the cajun spice over salmon and veggies.
Roast for about 15-20 minutes and until salmon is fully cooked. If salmon is completely cooked, but veggies are not, simply transfer salmon to a paper towel lined plate, turn the oven up to 400 degrees F. and continue to cook veggies about 10 minutes more.
- While the salmon and veggies are baking, prepare salsa.
Serve salmon topped with salsa and veggies on the side.
Love salmon as much as my family? Try some of our other favorites!
Something to think about….
What’s your favorite way to enjoy salmon? I personally love creating salmon tacos!
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