Cajun Salmon Recipe with Green Slaw

Cajun-blackened salmon with crunchy green slaw

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This low-calorie cajun-blackened salmon has a smoky and spicy flavour and balances nicely with the homemade crunchy green slaw. It'll be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes so it's perfect for a quick and healthy midweek meal


Try this Cajun-blackened salmon, then check out more salmon recipes such as our Cajun salmon with rosemary sweet potato wedges.



  • salmon 2 skinless fillets
  • Cajun spice mix 3-4 tsp, (or mix equal quantities smoked paprika, garlic salt, dried thyme and black pepper)


  • white cabbage 1/4 small, shredded
  • green pepper 1/2, thinly sliced
  • red onion 1/2 small, sliced
  • celery 2 sticks, finely sliced
  • cider vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • mayonnaise 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Toss all the slaw ingredients together with a really good pinch of salt and leave for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Dust the fish on both sides with the spice mix, season with salt, then heat some butter in a non-stick pan and fry the fish on both sides for several minutes until cooked and dark golden.

  • Step 3

    Pile some slaw on a plate and sit the fish on top to serve.

Check out more of our best salmon recipes...

Cajun Salmon Recipe with Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 497
  • Fat 33.7g
  • Saturates 7.1g
  • Carbs 7.2g
  • Sugars 6.8g
  • Fibre 4.5g
  • Protein 39.1g
  • Salt 1g