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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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
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 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
  • 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
  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!

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…

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 ?

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.

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!

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

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

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!!

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.

onion salt or onion powder ,

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

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.

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!