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Cajun Salmon Linguine

Cajun Salmon Linguine

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    5 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT15M
    10 Minutes
  • Yield:
    4-6 servings
This fun pasta dish comes together in under 20 minutes! Served with a light salad and a chunk of crusty bread this is a great dinner idea!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried linguine (or pasta of choice)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 1 ¼ pounds salmon, pin-boned and cut into portions
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped bell peppers
  • Pinch of dried oregano or dill, optional
  • 16 fluid ounces prepared alfredo sauce
  • ⅔ cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese, divided
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges
  • 453.59g dried linguine (or pasta of choice)
  • 59.15ml olive oil, divided
  • 31.95g Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 566.99g salmon, pin-boned and cut into portions
  • 118.29ml chopped onion
  • 118.29ml chopped bell peppers
  • Pinch of dried oregano or dill, optional
  • 454.61ml prepared alfredo sauce
  • 157.73ml grated parmesan or asiago cheese, divided
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges

This fun pasta dish comes together in under 20 minutes! Served with a light salad and a chunk of crusty bread this is a great dinner idea!

Preparation
STEP 1

In a non-stick pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Season salmon on all sides with half of Cajun seasoning. Sear salmon flesh side down until very browned and crispy. Flip and finish cooking (adding more oil if necessary). Remove fish to a platter, keep warm.

STEP 2

In same skillet, add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, onions and peppers. Season with 1 teaspoon or remaining Cajun seasoning and pinch of optional dried herbs. Sauté until soft and just beginning to brown. Turn down heat, add alfredo sauce and half of parmesan cheese. Taste sauce and adjust seasoning by adding more Cajun seasoning and herbs if desired. Sauce can also be thinned by adding a small amount of water if desired.

STEP 3

Combine cooked warm pasta with sauce and place on serving dishes. Top with salmon portion and garnish with remaining cheese, dried parsley and lemon wedges.

Options

Feel free to add seared sliced andouille sausage or any other seafood like shrimp, scallops or crab to this dish. Other optional ingredients could include chopped fresh or sun-dried tomatoes, peas or chopped bacon. Try replacing the Cajun seasoning with blackening seasoning or create your own seasoning blend. This can also be made with cubed fish, and other fish instead of salmon!

Tags: Fish, Pasta

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