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30 Minute Cajun Salmon with Salted Lime Butter

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  • 1 (2 pound) salmon filet
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

salted lime butter

  • tablespoons  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 lime, zest freshly grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  • Preheat the broiler in your oven to high and set the oven rack about 6 inches below it.
  • Place the salmon on a baking sheet and brush it with the grapeseed oil. If desired, you can rub it with 1 tablespoon of the lime butter instead (or in addition to, for flavor). In a bowl, stir together the paprika, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, pepper flakes and cayenne. Sprinkle it evenly over the top of the salmon filet and press gently to adhere.
  • Broil the salmon for 6 to 8 minutes, or until just opaque and flakey with a fork. Remove from the oven and cover with a few teaspoons of the lime butter. Serve with rice and lime wedges for spritzing.

salted lime butter

  • Stir together the butter, lime zest and salt until combined.

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