Honey Cajun Salmon Bowls are a simple, yet delicious way to get dinner on the table! Fresh salmon filets are evenly coated with a homemade honey cajun sauce and baked to perfection along with green and red bell peppers. Serve in bowls of coconut rice for the ultimate salmon meal!
How to Make the Honey Cajun Sauce
When it comes to making the honey cajun sauce to spread on top of the salmon filets, it really couldn’t get much more simpler!
In a small bowl mix together honey and cajun seasoning until combined. That’s it! Simple right? But yet SO loaded full of flavor.
The combination of the sweet honey matches perfectly with the zing of the cajun seasoning. For the cajun seasoning, you can make your own homemade blend or buy your favorite store-bought brand.
What Type of Salmon to Use
Realistically, you can use any kind of salmon you have on hand, but I highly recommend King Salmon for this recipe. As always, wild-caught preferred! King Salmon naturally has a higher fat content and it pairs perfectly with the bold flavors of this recipe.
Other types of salmon you can use are Sockeye and Coho. Since they have a lower fat content and are typically thinner filets than King salmon, the cooking time will need to be adjusted as they will not need as much time.
Build Your Honey Cajun Salmon Bowls
After the salmon is perfectly cooked through, it’s time to build your bowls! This is where the fun part comes in. The salmon cooks with red and bell peppers, so you already have one topping of your bowls set to go with the salmon. Here are some other ideas:
- Coconut Cilantro Rice – a must if you ask me! Don’t like cilantro? Leave it out!
- Black beans
- Pineapple/mango salsa
- Tortilla chips
This recipe is perfect for a simple, yet scrumptious weeknight meal. Especially with the temperatures warming back up! Even if it’s still chilly though, this recipe will make you feel all warm and good inside!
PS: leftovers of this dish were awesome and a great meal-prep option!
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