Cajun Salmon Fajitas

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Norwegian salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.

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Salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.

I’m sure you’ve realised by now that salmon is my favourite fish (although to be honest I hadn’t really cottoned on until I looked back through my recipe index and found a lot more salmon than any other fish – it’s amazing what you learn about yourself when you start blogging!), so when I was approached by the Norwegian Seafood Council and asked to create a recipe using some of their delicious Norwegian salmon I jumped at the chance.

Salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.

The challenge was to create a fresh, quick supper idea using some delicious Norwegian salmon and I think these cajun salmon fajitas really fit the bill. Unlike regular fajitas the vegetables and salmon are baked rather than fried, so there’s no need to stand over the hob ensuring that they don’t burn, it really is just a few minutes of chopping and you’re done. The only important thing to remember is to turn the oven down part way through cooking when you add the salmon to the tray (although I forgot once when I was perfecting the recipe and they still tasted good so no need to panic if it slips your mind).

Salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.

My boys love food in wraps but aren’t huge fans of anything spicy, so I simply set aside some fish and vegetables for them in a separate tray and cook them just the same.

As part of my challenge I was also asked to make a quick recipe video, you can take a look here…

If you’d like to give these a try you can find Norwegian salmon in Tesco (that’s where I found mine) and other supermarkets.

Salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.

Cajun Salmon Fajitas

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Makes 4 wraps (Serves 2 for a main meal or 4 for a light meal)

Ingredients

  • 2 Norwegian salmon fillets
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • Favourite fajita toppings – I used jalapeño peppers and sour cream

Method

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan.
  2. Slice the peppers and onion. Place into a baking tray. Add 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tbsp cajun seasoning and toss to coat the vegetables. Cook for 10 minutes.
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, rub a little (1 tsp approx.) olive oil onto the salmon fillet. Place the remaining cajun seasoning into a large flat dish and dip the salmon into the seasoning to coat it.
  4. Remove the vegetables from the oven and turn the temperature down to 180ºC/160ºC fan. Make space in between the vegetables and add the salmon. Cook for a further 20 minutes.
  5. Serve – I like to put the dish out on the table along with a pile of flour tortillas and any additional fillings and let people build their own wraps.


Salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 362 kcal (18%), Fat: 17.8g (25%), Saturated Fat: 2.8g (14%), Carbohydrates: 29.5g (11%), Sugar: 6.7g (7%), Fibre: 3.1g (13%), Protein: 19.1g (38%), Salt: 2.0g (33%)

1 of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables

This is the estimated nutritional information per wrap (excluding additional toppings). Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Corn-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free

The ingredients for this recipe (excluding the additional toppings) are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Salmon makes a great alternative to fish or beef in these Cajun salmon fajitas, for a delicious dinner with only a few minutes effort.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenges… CookBlogShare with Sneaky Veg and #TheFood Calendar for the Fish Supper.

15 Comments:

  1. I’ve never made fajitas with fish before but these look FANTASTIC! H x

    • I’d really recommend them, the fish is more moist than chicken or beef so they taste really juicy without needing too much sour cream or salsa.

  2. These look simply amazing!! I would never have thought to use salmon instead of chicken/ beef etc. What a great idea, and definitely one I’m going to try! x

  3. These look lovely, I love the spices you’ve used. My kids don’t mind spices is general usually but chilli has to be avoided! Thanks for adding to #CookBlogShare

    • Mine didn’t used to mind spices yet but have started getting more fussy about it. I love things like this where it’s no extra work to make them a plainer version as then everyone is happy.

  4. These look so pretty! I love salmon but hubby can’t eat it… such a shame Ill have to have a go at these and eat them myself! LOL! x

    • That’s a shame, fortunately this one is just as easy for one as it is for a whole family, just divide all of the ingredients in half.

  5. Just finished eating – really enjoyed them. So easy to make. Thanks for another great recipe.

  6. Ooooh Charlotte these fajitas look and sound so good! I would love them for tea! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  7. What a great alternative to the usual chicken fajitas and I love how simple these are to make! So impressed with your video skills too – when’s the tutorial coming out? 😉 Eb x

    • I was surprised just how well it works as it makes them so moist that you need less additional fillings.

      No tutorial yet, I still feel like a complete beginner. I’m going to be challenging myself more with video over the next few months so I’m hoping that I’ll have lots of helpful tips to share. Have you joined the new Flea Ents You Tube group? I’ve picked up quite a few good tips from there already and it’s only been going a few days.

  8. Fajitas are so yummy and these look delicious. The vibrant colours of the peppers and onions against the salmon are beautiful. x

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