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Honey Cajun Salmon Bowls


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

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Description

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!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 salmon filets, about 46oz each
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In an oven-safe skillet (I used cast-iron), heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the green and red bell peppers and sauté for 3-5 minutes, or until they just start to soften a bit. Remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. Nestle the salmon filets into the sautéd bell peppers. In a small bowl, combine the honey, cajun seasoning and salt. Use a basting brush (or spoon) to evenly coat the salmon filets with all of the prepared sauce.
  3. Bake the salmon for 10-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through to desired doneness, about 145 degrees in the center.
  4. Serve the salmon and bell peppers over rice and top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

  • King salmon is preferred for this recipe as it’s natural fattiness pairs well with the bold flavors of this recipe. Coho or Sockeye salmon can be used as well.
  • I highly recommend serving the salmon and bell peppers on bed of rice and topped with desired toppings.
  • Topping ideas: black beans, avocado/guac, pineapple or mango salsa, lime wedges or tortilla chips.
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