Cajun Honey Butter Salmon

This Cajun Honey Butter Salmon recipe combines the bold flavors of Cajun seasoning with the sweetness of honey and the richness of butter to create a delicious and flavorful dish. The salmon is grilled to perfection and then topped with a luscious cajun honey butter that melts over the fish, adding a burst of flavor in every bite.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The combination of Cajun seasoning, honey, and butter creates a unique and irresistible flavor profile.
  • Grilling the salmon adds a smoky char that complements the sweet and spicy flavors of the cajun honey butter.
  • This recipe is quick and easy to make, perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.


  • 4 salmon fillets, salted and peppered to taste
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 and a third cup honey
  • Cajun Seasoning:
  • 2 tbsp. powdered garlic
  • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning (dry)
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika (or regular paprika if unavailable)
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. powdered onion
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper (or 1/2 tsp. finely ground black pepper)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


  • Combine the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Whip butter for 2 minutes with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Combine honey and cream in a blender until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning (remaining seasoning can be stored for up to 3 months in an airtight jar).
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry on all sides using a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper to taste after rubbing with oil all over.
  • Cook salmon for 6-8 minutes on each side on a preheated grill or grill pan, or until opaque and flaky.
  • After turning off the grill (or stove if using a grill pan), place a big dollop of Cajun honey butter on top of each fillet.
  • Allow for about 30 seconds for the butter to melt, then spread it all over the salmon using the back of a spoon. Flip over and repeat on the other side.
  • If desired, garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Kcal: Calories may vary based on serving size and ingredients used.
  • Servings: 4
  • Storage:
  • Store any leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the oven or microwave before serving.

Recipe Tips:

  • Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper in the Cajun seasoning to suit your spice preference.
  • Make extra Cajun seasoning and store it for future use on other dishes like chicken, shrimp, or vegetables.

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