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Cajun Honey Butter Grilled Salmon easy healthy dinner recipe | lecremedelacrumb.com

Cajun Honey Butter Grilled Salmon

This Cajun Honey Butter Grilled Salmon is a spicy and sweet seafood option that’s ready in 15 minutes. The salmon is moist and meaty, cooks up nice and flaky, and then is topped with a melt-in-your-mouth, slightly spicy honey butter that sends your tastebuds to the moon! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 453kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, see note 1
  • 3 tablespoons honey

cajun seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons paprika smoked paprika, if you have it
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper or 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • In a small bowl stir together cajun seasoning ingredients.
  • Use an electric hand mixer to whip butter for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add honey and cream together until smooth. Mix in 1 tablespoon of the cajun seasoning. (remaining seasoning can be stored in airtight container up to 3 months)
  • Pat salmon fillets dry on both sides with a paper towel. Rub all over with oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook salmon on a preheated grill or grill pan for 6-8 minutes on each side until opaque and flaky.
  • Turn off the grill (or stove if using a grill pan) and place a generous dollop of cajun honey butter on top of each fillet.
  • Allow to melt for about 30 seconds, then use the back of a spoon to spread the butter all over the the top of the salmon. Flip, and repeat on the other side.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley if desired and serve immediately.


If using salted butter, do not salt the salmon in step three.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 906mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1196IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg