One Pan Cajun Salmon Topped With Pineapple Salsa
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 Topped With Pineapple Salsa
For the salmon:
- 2 fillets Alaska salmon, 4 oz each
- 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)
For the pineapple salsa:
- 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.
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Love salmon as much as my family? Try some of our other favorites!
Southwestern Salmon Croquettes with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce
Something to think about….
What’s your favorite way to enjoy salmon? I personally love creating salmon tacos!
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One pan meals are so fun!! When my kids get home from school it seams like they can eat everything in my house! This salmon looks so tasty.
One pan meals are truly a life-saver on busy nights. Need to add salmon onto my menu rotation, such an easy dish to prepare.
Because of the omega-3 properties of salmon, I am constantly trying to find good recipes to try so I can get some salmon in my kids. This one looks amazing! I never tried pineapple with fish, I will have to give it a go and see how the kids like it!
I’m very picky about the salmon I’ll buy, I only get the wild caught! Your dish looks amazing.
Fruit salsa and salmon is always a great combination. This sounds like it is a really healthy and flavorful dish!
Wow…yummy and healthy!!! My son and husband love salmon. Adding the pineapple sounds like a great idea.
I love salmon it is probably my favourite fish, so I am always interested to find new ideas of things to do with it, I’ll have to give this a whirl.
I love salmon. I think I would eat it cooked just about any way, but the pineapple salsa makes my mouth water.
This is a great idea for an easy dinner. First of all, it looks good, and I bet it tastes amazing. Second, the cleanup would be super easy since there’s only one pan. That pineapple salsa definitely got my attention.
I love the sheet pan meals. They make it so easy to do. I have made a couple of these lately and they’re probably my favorite way to make dinner. I will definitely add this one to my list.
We love wild caught salmon. That is all I buy. It is so much better for you than the farmed. This recipe looks delicious.
That sounds like such a flavorful meal! It’s got all of my sister-in-law’s favorites, I bet she’d love it.
We miss catching and eating fresh salmon from when we lived in Alaska. This looks so delicious and topping it with the pineapple salsa is perfect. Going to surprise the husband with this dish.
That pineapple salsa sounds amazing. I am super excited to try that and use it on my pork chops. Yummers.