Cajun Salmon: A great source of essential nutrients!

Perfect for any season, this simple cajun salmon packs a punch of flavour and can be enjoyed on both fasting and non-fasting days. 

Salmon is a fantastic source of two essential nutrients: omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Essential nutrients are those the body cannot make and must be taken through food sources instead. Omega-3 fatty acids have very powerful benefits ranging from reducing the risk of chronic disease to alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Salmon also has a reputation for being great for your brain and scientific evidence supports this! A 2014 study took over 1500 older adults and found that one serving of fish, such as salmon, per week was associated with a lower risk of cognitive decline. [1]

Enjoy thus cajun salmon on a fasting day with plenty of non-starchy vegetables on the side. On non-fasting days, serve with sweet potatoes, quinoa or wholegrain rice. For more inspiration, The Fast 800 Online Programme has a plethora of side dishes within our library of 450+ recipes.

Serves: 1

Calories per serving: 309 calories

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes


  • 120 salmon fillet 
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Add the paprika, garlic and onion powder, oregano, and cayenne pepper (if using) to a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
  2. Place salmon fillet in the spice mix, pressing to coat each side evenly.
  3. Place a chargrill/fry pan over medium heat and drizzle over olive oil.
  4. Fry the salmon in the hot pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until slightly charred on the outside and still pink in the middle


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat and serve.

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