Baked Cajun Salmon

Baked Cajun Salmon – a super easy, quick, and flavor packed weeknight dinner! So you can get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!


This is my brother’s favorite recipe I have ever made.

This salmon gets marinated in a cajun spice blend and then finished with an orange glaze. The orange glaze is made with orange marmalade. Meaning it’s packed with flavor. The salmon soaks up all of the amazing sweet/spicy flavors before it gets baked to flaky perfection. 100% positive it will convert any salmon hater.

Marinating the salmon takes away most of the fishy-ness. Especially when you have a marinade with a lot of flavor.

I love a cajun seasoning with this because the salty flavors give a bbq-like flavor without the grill being involved.

Can I leave the salmon in the cajun marinade?

You can leave it in the marinade for 5-10 minutes. But I wouldn’t go longer!

Fish is a delicate meat. So if you leave it in a salty marinade for too long, it will make the fish dry and mushy.


What to serve with this baked cajun salmon?

You can turn them into salmon tacos! The avocado salsa pairs so well with it. They are the best tacos ever.

We also love serving it with coconut rice and a house salad. A perfect meal right there.

Or honey glazed sweet potatoes!

Watch the recipe video here:

Baked Cajun Salmon

A super easy, quick, and flavor packed weeknight dinner! So you can get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes!
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Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


For the salmon:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 (6-ounce) Salmon Filets

For the orange glaze:

  • 4 Tablespoons orange marmalade


For the salmon:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, cajun seasoning, creole seasoning, orange marmalade, and paprika.
  • Dunk the salmon into the marinade. Make sure to coat both sides.
  • Transfer the marinated salmon to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.

For the orange glaze:

  • Microwave the orange marmalade for 15-20 seconds so it's pourable.
  • Remove the salmon from the oven. Turn oven on high broil.
  • Spoon 1 Tablespoon of the marmalade over the salmon.
  • Broil for 5 more minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and no longer opaque. Be careful to watch that the salmon doesn't burn.
If you make this recipe I'd love to hear in the comments!
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