Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cajun Salmon Steaks

Shortly after New Years, I wrote about some food resolutions. One resolution was to incorporate more fish into our diets. After reading this, Melissa from Alosha's Kitchen mentioned a cookbook known for its great fish recipes, Fish Without a Doubt.

The goal is to broaden my fish-eating horizons. But...some habits die hard. So, I started off with a salmon recipe. The cajun spice mix was an excellent compliment to the pan-fried salmon, which was then finished in the oven.

Cajun Spice Mix

4 tsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds
2 tsp white peppercorns
2 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cayenne
4 tsp Hungarian paprika
4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp celery seeds
1 tbsp dried oregano, crumbled
1 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp coarse salt
2 tbsp dried onion
1 tbsp garlic powder

Combine the coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and peppercorns in a spice grinder and process until you have a course grind. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Transfer to a jar and keep out of the light for up to 6 months.



Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

That shows you where my head is. I was looking for Cajun Spice just the other day in the grocery store....of course I could have made my own. This would be excelelnt on salmon:D

Elle said...

Love salmon in any of it's many preparations. This one looks very good. Nice that you made your own Cajun Spice mix, too.

mădălina said...

yum; this looks so good!

Ivy said...

Another one of your lovely salmon recipes. I have to try this one as well.

Julia said...

The fact that you remember your resolutions is impressive! And nothing wrong with salmon -- it's so delicious! I cook it all the time too... last week I tried to diversify and had swordfish instead. But I realized I really like salmon best.

Hopie said...

Wow that cajun spice mix looks great! I'm a big fan of salmon so I can't blame you :-)

kat said...

I feel like I need to get more fish into our diet as well maybe I'll look into that book

grace said...

those peppercorns are gorgeous--they look like chocolate kix. :) my favorite is the pink peppercorn--alliteration, pinkness, and spice. :)

Dewi said...

With all of those spices, I am sure your salmon tastes absolutely delicious.

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you posted this! Sorry I've been so lax about getting started. Now that vacation is done, I do plan on making the sauteed one.

The salmon looks even better than I expected. I may give it a shot!

Kristen said...

I would have no problem at all with adding more fish into my diet if it was this fantastic! Yum!

OhioMom said...

Thanks so much for posting the recipe for the cajun spice, I made some red beans and dirty rice for supper today, wish I had checked out your blog first, instead of using the store-bought one :)

Okay ... going to copy this now!

FOODalogue said...

Yeah, I made the same resolution...and less carbs! Don't ask how that's working! Cajun spice looks very tasty!

wineandroasts said...

I have some homemade cajun spice mix and never thought to try it on salmon.

Thanks for the idea!

PS - Great blog!

Rico said...

excellently done very fragrant and delicious. :) x

test it comm said...

I really like the sound of that spice combination and the salmon looks really good!

Matt said...

Looks very tasty. I usually use cajun on white fleshed fish lie Halibut and ling cod bit will give this one a whirl!