Simple Baked Cajun Salmon with Wedges

Simple Cajun Salmon – an easy weeknight treat.

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What are your Friday night dinners like? Do you just throw some fish fingers and chips in the oven? I must admit we sometimes do that, and my toddler does love that sort of food. If you feel like a bit of sophisticaton, this simple cajun salmon is nearly as easy.

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My simple Cajun salmon is marinaded, keeping it lovely and juicy and giving it a beautiful flavour. This can be done just a few minutes before you need it, or you can do it that morning or the night before if that is when you have the time. I’ve kept the seasoning fairly simple – of course if it’s easier you can use a Cajun seasoning mix, but I find smoked paprika goes with all sorts of things.

cajun wedges

I love making potato wedges. They’re as satisfying as chips, and much healthier. Pretty quick, too, as there’s no peeling involved. Perfect with baked cajun salmon and buttery corn on the cob for a summery dinner.

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Easy Cajun Salmon with Wedges
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

An easy low-effort spiced salmon with home made wedges

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Cajun
Servings: 2
Calories: 755 kcal
Author: Lizzie
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons heaped smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons heaped oregano
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • For the wedges:
  • A glug of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons heaped smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons heaped oregano
  • 3 baking potatoes
  1. At least 10 minutes before you need to start cooking, juice the lemons. Mix the oil, lemon juice and spices together. Place the fish fillets in a small bowl and cover with the marinade.
  2. An hour before you plan to eat, preheat the oven to gas mark 7. Wash the baking potatoes and halve them lengthways.
  3. Cut each half into six thin wedges.
  4. Place the wedges on a baking tray in one layer. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle evenly with paprika and oregano, then give them a good toss to cover both sides.
  5. Put them in the top of the oven for 40-45 minutes.
  6. When the potatoes have been cooking for 10-15 minutes, remove the salmon from the marinade, place on an ovenproof dish or baking tray and place in the oven below the wedges for 30 minutes.
  7. 10-15 minutes later, turn the wedges.


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