Cajun Butter Baked Salmon

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First, Cajun butter made pasta delicious, and now it’s doing wonders for salmon. We love cooking salmon as a big fillet because it’s perfect for dinner parties or those nights you don’t want to dirty a plate (we get it). Plus, it also looks spectacular coming out of the oven!



  • 2 lemons, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large salmon fillet (about 3 lbs.)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. whole-grain mustard
  • 2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Thinly sliced green onions, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a large baking sheet with foil. Lay lemon rounds in an even layer in center of pan. Place salmon on top and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic, mustard, Cajun seasoning, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Brush all over salmon.
  3. Bake until salmon is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Switch oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes, or until butter mixture has thickened.
  4. Garnish with green onions before serving.

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