Salmon New Orleans

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!

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I’m one hundred percent obsessed with this dish. If someone says salmon and shrimp in the same sentence, I am absolutely on board. This Salmon New Orleans though… it takes seafood lovin’ to a whole new level. Do not think twice, just get yourself some salmon and shrimp and MAKE this recipe. I’m not above begging, but let’s not let it come to that, okay?

I made this dish about a month ago right before my kitchen was ripped out for the remodel, and I’ve been dreaming about that cajun butter sauce ever since.

Woah, did someone just say cajun butter sauce?? YES! And it is everything you could possibly dream of. A handful of seasonings from your cupboard and some bubbling melted butter is all it takes. Your tastebuds are in for a treat my friends.

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It’s hard to believe this meal only requires 30 minutes and just one pan, but I swear it’s true. Start by seasoning your salmon with salt and pepper to your personal taste. Melt some butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and whisk in a little honey. This is key. The honey and butter together create a caramelization on the salmon that is finger-licking, write-home-about good.

Once your salmon is well-browned, caramelized, and cooked through, transfer it to a covered platter to keep warm while you work on the shrimp.

Whisk together a handful of simple pantry spices to make your own homemade cajun seasoning. I’ve been using this recipe for years and it’s a staple in my house! It’s got a kick and adds SO much flavor to anything from chicken, to fish, pork, and veggies.

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Saute your shrimp in the same pan you used for the salmon, along with some more butter and that cajun seasoning. Top your salmon with a few shrimp and drizzle the cajun butter sauce from the pan right over the top. Garnish with a little chopped cilantro or parsley and you’re done.

That’s it. So simple to make but believe me, you will go bananas for this incredible dish. Restaurant-quality at home with no-fuss. This is what we live for, right??

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What people are saying about this Salmon New Orleans

“Made this for dinner tonight and absolutely loved it. Moved it into my favorite recipes folder and can’t wait to share when we have family and friends to dinner. Thanks for a flavorful, easy, one-pan dish!” – Megan

“My sister made this for us and IT COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT even if she ordered it from a world class chef. She sauteed spinach as a side and it was AMAZING and seasoned to perfection!” – Ingrid

“I have cooked several of your meals recently for my family and they were all huge hits! I will most definitely be trying out more of these yummy dishes! ❤❤” – Jessica

“I made the Salmon New Orleans last night. It was so good. I felt like I was dining at a fancy restaurant. I like how the seasonings are in the sauce rather than on the salmon itself. Sometimes when the seasonings are on the salmon itself, it can be too spicy. This is a very good recipe.” – Marie

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Salmon New Orleans

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Tiffany


  • 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

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • 1. In a small bowl stir together all cajun seasoning ingredients and set aside.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Serve salmon topped with shrimp. Drizzle any extra pan sauce over the top and garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Serve immediately.


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I am going to try this soon. Mouthwatering.

Why do your recipes always print out in RED?

Love them

Look Delicious I will try this for Tonight’s dinner

This looks sexy itself without the garnish! I’ve actually never cooked salmon with shrimp, will try! Thanks for the great recipe!

Sound so good!

5 stars
This was absolutely delicious.with a baked potato…….wow

Just looking at the picture is enough for me……at the moment,,,,,,,,,until I can get to town for the makings !

The picture is tantalizing!

I only used 2 tblspoons butter. Added a little olive oil prior to the shrimp. Just couldn’t let myself cook with that much butta. Excellent!

Made this for dinner tonight and absolutely loved it. Moved it into my favorite recipes folder and can’t wait to share when we have family and friends to dinner. Thanks for a flavorful, easy, one-pan dish!

Can you provide the nutrition information please?

Would you please email me the Salmon New Orleans recipe?

Ur so awesome to share ur received w/us. Thk U Much.
The Salmon/Shrimp dish will be my first to try. Only wish I had
A couple thing’s missing in the
Cubboard. But after the rain stops
to the grocery I go…

5 stars
What side dish goes with this?

    I would think maybe some oven roasted asparagus with garlic and olive oil and some vegan dirty rice (vegan because you don’t need the meat since your eating fish)

hottie Penny how many calories is this recipe ?

5 stars
My sister Robin Layne made this for us and it could not have been more perfect if she ordered it from a world class chef. She sauteed spinach as a side and it was AMAZING and seasoned to perfection! Thank You Robin.

4 stars
Just made this. Excellent but pretty salty. I would leave salt out or reduced in the seasoning. But really good

    If you’re using salted butter leave the salt out of the Cajun spice mixture

Is there Another fish you could recommend to make this redioe with oTher than salmon? It sounds so good but my husband is not a salmon fan.

    Mahi mahi works great too!

      I can’t wait to try this. I would probably make some Broccoli Rabe and What other side would you recommend with this? Pasta, Rice, Quinoa?

        I think any one of those would make a great side – I have done it with rice and it was fantastic!

5 stars
This was a DELICIOUS dish! I only sprinkled a few TEASPOONS of the seasoning because i didn’t want the shrimp too saltY. Also cut the butter by a few tablespoons. Really enjoyed this!

All Of it lookS delicious

5 stars
So delious!!!
IM not a salmon person but i loved this disH and will make it again.

5 stars
I have cooked several of these Meals recently for my family, and they were huge hits! I will most definitely be trying out more of these yummy dishes! ❤❤

I made this this evening. I cut the amount of cayenne pepper in half and also reduced the cooking time of the salmon and shrimp by half.everything turned out great, but will leave the honey out next time.

Made the chicken and sweet potatoes last night. No leftovers!

Suggestions for making this low sodium and low fat?

Question: DO you recommend leaving the salmon skin on and if so do you first put skin side down in pan?

    Mike – I always purchase salmon with the skin already off. I know a lot of people like to cook it with the skin on because it keeps the moisture and flavor in longer. either way works great, just a matter of preference.

Can shirmp and salmon be frozen or does It need to be fresh

    I used frozen for both salmon and shrimp (already DEVEINED). Thawed both, was excellent!

I was lo for a deliciouS salmon recipe

Delicious salmon recipe

I made this dish, it was delicious!!! Thanks For the recipe!!

5 stars
This was awesome! Spiced up the heat A little more with cayenne and red pepper FLAKES… Served with pilaf couscous and baby asparagus. Will definitely make AGAIN!

I must try this! Looks delicious

Absolut delicious, will be one of our favs!

This looks very good. Can’t wait to try it out. To bad that the nutritional statistics are not listed.

    5 stars
    The salmon and shrimp are both low on The fat and calorie counts. I used a mix of unsalted butter and a good oluve oil to saute the proteins to keep it healthier. LAstly the salt can be left oUt completely or kept to a light sprinkle because the sPice mix really can Provide the flavor.

onion salt or onion powder ,

Made this again tonight, its ABSOLUTELY one of our favOrotes!

5 stars
My wife who doesn’t like salmon ate all of hers and half of mine.

    This comment made me laugh! This exact thing happened to my best friend who promised me that she hated salmon. That was until she tried this recipe! Thanks for sharing!! I am happy to hear that you two love this salmon dish!

I made this for a couple of my girlfriends and one of them said “this is the best salmon i have ever had even at any restaurant!!!

    I love this! Thank you so much for sharing!! Completely made my day!

OMG Looks so good.

5 stars
This turned out amazing! I can see so many different ways to use this sauce too. Next time I will be cooking scallops and shrimp in it and serving with pasta! I will cut back just a bit on the salt though but that’s it. I highly recommend this recipe.

    What great ideas, Anita! Scallops and shrimp with this sauce- YES PLEASE! I would love to hear how they turn out!

5 stars
I made the Salmon New Orleans last night. It was so good. I felt like I was dining at a fancy restaurant. I like how the seasonings are in the sauce rather than on the salmon itself. Sometimes when the seasonings are on the salmon itself, it can be too spicy. This is a very good recipe.

    I love your description of dining at a fancy restaurant! That made my day. So happy that you loved it! Thanks for sharing!

I just tried this and it is so mouth watering. i love it!!!

    I love that description!! SO happy that you loved this recipe so much! Thanks for sharing, Glenda!

i am going to try salmon New Orleans

I tried this recipe and it didn’t come out looking like your something in the recipe that I didn’t add will try again. Thank you

5 stars
I’ve made this a few times and it’s always amazing!

    So happy to hear that you love dish and continue to make it over and over! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

We love seafood!!


Can you use cajun seasoning spice instead of making your own?

    Yes, that would probably work! Hope you love it! Definitely let me what you think of the end flavor with using that!

the facebook Video says onion powder, but this recipe says onion salt. Is there a difference, and, if so, which one is correct?

    Hi Brian- they should both read onion powder! Thanks for pointing that out for me!

      Would you change the onion salt to onion powder in the recipe, please? I dont want to make a mistake when i make it! I’ve pinned for later, but its making my stomach growl NOW!

Salmon looks delicious

5 stars

This looks so good 😊 im from New Orleans and i cant wait to try it tomorrow

    I hope that you love it, Danielle!

      Thank You im sure that iWill

Absolutely Delish, we have haD this so many timeS aNd Gets better every time i make it. I serve the salmon over a bed of Jasmine rice. A must have!!!!!!

    So glad that you love this dish so much, Barbara! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

5 stars
Looks delicious trying soon

Got to make this, looks good.

    It’s a family favorite over here- I hope that you love it!

5 stars
Just made it and now everyone is in siesta mode:)
it was awesome but man was it rich.yum factor of 11 on a scale of 1-10 thanks

    Hi Dennis- excited to hear that it was enjoyed by everyone! Thanks for your feedback!

It was awesome

4 stars
This was a little spicy. Husband loved it. Easy to make.

    Thanks for your feedback, Terri! Way to please the husband! 😉

5 stars
I am thoroughly IMPRESSED with this dish and will make it Very soon.
THANK you for sharing it.

    I hope that you love it, Joe! Thanks for stopping by!

Great recipe my husband loves it. I cook it at least once a week.

    Thanks for your feedback, Ruth! Excited to hear that you and your husband love this recipe!

I am thing of making this for a dinner party for about 10. Is it possible to do the salmon perhaps an hour ahead of time?

    Hi Jill- I strongly suggest that you serve it as quickly as possible after cooking! Seeing as it is only a 30 minute recipe… maybe you could keep it war in the oven in foil to keep the moisture in?

Is there a Printer friendly version of this recipe?

    Absolutely! There is a print option on each page down with the recipe! Click that 🙂

5 stars
This recipe is fabulous, my husband, a new cook since he retired made it and it was delCious! Highly recommended

    Fantastic! Congrats on retirement to you and your husband!!

5 stars
Im just learning how to cook with my teenage daughter as i adjust to single life after being married to a great cook for 18 years. This recipe is legit!!! I followed the instructions and added some cuBan bread for po’BOYS. Thank you!!!!

    You’ve totally got this, Todd! Way to go trying new things. Super excited to hear that you had great success with this recipe! I’m all about ease and versatility while maintaining fantastic flavor here at CDLC! 🙂

5 stars
I made the salmon new Orleans with the sauteed shrimp cajun butter sauce. I made fresh veggies stir fry over white jasmine Rice and it was delicious. thanks for sharing this recipe tiffany!

    Sounds like you set yourself up for success, Darlene! Super excited to hear that you enjoyed this recipe!

5 stars
This is such an elegant yet easy dish to make. My hubby and I loved it!

    Fantastic, Jan!! Super excited to hear that both you and your husband loved this dish!

Thank you, this made my tastebuds tingle and jump with joy. It was so delicious and I don’t normally eat fish.

    Very excited to hear that you as a non fish eater enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for your feedback, Heloise!

5 stars
This Was very Delicious. My picky daughter WANTED seconds!

    Kid approved- alright!!! 😉

OMG this was Soo good! I didn’t have the onion powder nor the cayenne pepper but ereting else I did. We r definitely having this again. Thank you!

    Fantastic!! Super excited to hear that you loved this recipe even without some of the ingredients!

5 stars
As I am not a lover of garlic can this ingredient be left out

    It probably could.. I haven’t made it without garlic so I can’t for sure though! Maybe you could just use less garlic than called for?

This is one of my FAVORITE dishes and I can’t get enough of it. I cook it at least 3 times a month and my FRIENDS and family ABSOLUTEly love it

    Terry- I am super excited to hear that you enjoy this recipe so much! No better than compliment than a reader who makes a recipe several times and can’t get enough! 😉

5 stars
I am obsessed with salmon and let me tell you, when I want to make salmon at home, this is ALWAYS the recipe I come back to. Seriously, nothing better.

I have even tried making this with maple syrup instead of honey (opened the pantry to find we had none), and it was still perfect.

Truly one of my favorite recipes of all time.

    Best compliment, ever! Thanks, Meghan. Super excited to hear that this is your favorite salmon recipe!

My honey butter burned right away while cooking on medium! Ruined my Salmon filet.

I just left a comment about the burnt honey and butter but if it hadn’t burned this probably would have been really good.

This is an outstanding dish that i have served to guests. Always rave reviews. Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks for your feedback, Lynn!

This dish was delicious

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