Sweet and savory pan-seared salmon topped with sautéed shrimp in cajun butter sauce. Salmon New Orleans is an unforgettable 30 minute meal your family will crave!
Recipe type: Main dish
4 6-ounce salmon fillets
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
8 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon onion salt
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
heaping ½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
In a small bowl stir together all cajun seasoning ingredients and set aside.
Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add honey and whisk to combine (mixture should be bubbly). Add salmon fillets to pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip and cook another 7-8 minutes until salmon is cooked through, flaky, and browned. Transfer salmon to a platter and cover to keep warm.
Add remaining butter to the pan over medium-high heat. Once butter is melted, stir in cajun seasoning. Add shrimp to pan and saute until opaque, about 5-6 minutes.
Serve salmon topped with shrimp. Drizzle any extra pan sauce over the top and garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Serve immediately.
Fill a large pot with water. Bring water to a rolling boil and let it boil for 5 minutes. Drop shrimp in the boiling water. Once the shrimp turns pink and floats to the top it is cooked and ready to be removed from the pot. Use a metal strainer to remove the floating shrimp and transfer to a bowl.