Cajun Spiced  Salmon with Tomato Pasta

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with homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe

A tasty weeknight dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes



  • 2 x 120g fresh salmon fillets, skinned and boned
  • 1–2 teaspoons dried Cajun spice mix
  • 100g dried wholemeal pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼–½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional, to taste)
  • 14 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 160g baby leaf spinach
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Time 20 minutes
FAT: 19g
5 A DAY:2

Homemade Cajun Seasoning


  1. 2 tablespoons garlic powder.
  2. 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning.
  3. 2 tablespoons paprika.
  4. 2 tablespoons salt.
  5. 1 tablespoon black pepper.
  6. 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper.
  7. 1 tablespoon dried thyme.
  8. 1 tablespoon onion powder.


Cajun spiced salmon

  1. Dust the top of each salmon fillet with the Cajun spice mix.
  2. Place the salmon under a medium-high grill for 4–5 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn the fish over and grill for 3–4 minutes, or until the fish is cooked to taste.

Spicy tomato pasta

  1. Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add the oil to a non-stick frying pan and gently cook the garlic and chilli flakes (optional) for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and water to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes begin to soften. Then add the spinach and black pepper. Stir for a further 1 minute.
  3. Drain the pasta and mix with the tomatoes and spinach. Serve immediately with the salmon.

Serving suggestion: Serve with steamed vegetables or salad.

Homemade Cajun Seasoning is a tasty, versatile blend that is made of common spices you probably already have on hand! Great on meats, pasta, and veggies.

One of the easiest ways to change up your daily dinner menu is through the careful yet rigorous use of spices. And/or spice blends.


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