Cajun Grilled Salmon

Cajun Grilled Salmon
Cajun Grilled Salmon. Sabrina S. Baksh/Regarding BBQ, Inc.
Ratings (12)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
344 Calories
18g Fat
3g Carbs
41g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Cajun grilled salmon recipe gives one of our favorite fish a bit of heat and a lot of flavor. This salmon can be served as the main attraction or grilled up and used in tacos. This is the recipe for you if you love Cajun spices!


  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets or 2 6-ouce salmon steaks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, use more or less to your liking

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine seasoning ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well. Place salmon fillets on a large plate or in a baking is. Rub with Cajun seasoning, turn and season the other side. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

  2. Preheat grill for medium heat. Oil grill grates well with a high smoke point oil, folded paper towel and large outdoor cooking tongs. Make at least three passes across the grates. This will create a non-stick surface so the fish does not become stuck on the grates and break.

  3. Remove salmon from dish and place onto the grill. Grill salmon fillets for about 4 to 5 minutes per side for fillets, 6-8 minutes for salmon steaks. Be extremely careful and quite gentle when flipping the fish.  I suggest using two metal spatulas for this process. Remove once internal temperature at thickest part of fish reaches 145 degrees F. 

  4. Salmon steaks tend to have a large bone piece right in the center.  Once cooked through, place fish onto large cutting board and let stand for 2-3 minutes.  If serving whole, use a small pair of tongs and extract bone piece.  Remove any small bones left behind and serve.