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Cajun Salmon with Lime Aioli

October 21, 2012

Perfect Salmon

I was so proud when I made this recipe because my salmon was cooked perfectly.  Just the right amount of seasoning and a perfect crispy outing with a soft juicy centre.  Salmon has a very delicate flavour which is why it is important to serve it with a sauce that brings out the delicate fresh taste when using a heavily seasoned marinade.  Cajun seasoning is delicious but I decided it would be best to marinate my fish with a milder version because the heat shouldn’t over power the delicacy of the fish either.  I also made an aioli for the first time.  It tasted wicked, another use for fresh limes.

This recipe was taken from ‘just five ingredients’ (BBC Books, 2009).

(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

Mild Cajun Seasoning, 2 boneless salmon fillets, 3 tbsps mayonnaise, 1 garlic clove (peeled and chopped), 1 lime, salt and pepper, 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil.

Method:

1. Marinate the salmon in the seasoning. (I left mine for about 4 hours.)
2. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
3. Add 1 tbsp of olive oil in the frying pan and heat on a medium heat.
4. Place the  salmon in the pan skin side down first for 30 seconds.
5. Turn the salmon to the other side and cook for a minute.  Then add a little ground black pepper.
6. Transfer to a foil lined baking tray and cook in oven for 6 minutes until tender but moist and still in the middle.
7. While the salmon is baking put the mayonnaise, olive oil and garlic in a bowl and then beat together.
8. Add some lime zest and squeeze some juice from half a lime.
9. Season the aioli and mix well.
10. Serve the salmon with the aioli and 1/2 a lime.

Saffy’s Top Tips:

1. Serve with sweet potato chips.
2. Try the salmon and aioli on toast or in a sandwich for lunch.

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