Grilled Cajun Honey Salmon

We love fish and seafood but do not eat nearly enough of it. No other reason than being in Michigan other than lots of White Fish and Perch there are not a ton of fresh choices around us. We can get some okay cuts at the local grocery store but it is not the fresh fish and seafood that we had flown in daily at the local market when we lived in New York. There is a seafood place in Grand Rapids that we love but it is 90 miles away. We normally try to get up there several times a year but this year things are a bit different.

Verdict: This was made with frozen salmon that I thawed in the refrigerator. Yummy! It wasn’t at all dry and had amazing flavor! A bit of heat followed by just a hint of sweet from the honey butter was a perfect blend. We will be making this dish again soon!

I served this with green beans and Parmesan noodles to complete the meal.

Grilled Cajun Honey Salmon

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs salmon fillets, thawed if frozen
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Cajun Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon2 onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes


  1. In a small bowl stir together Cajun seasoning ingredients.
  2. Use a beater to whip butter for 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add honey and cream together until smooth. Mix in 2-3 tablespoons of the Cajun seasoning.
  3. Pat salmon fillets dry on both sides with a paper towel. Rub all over with oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook salmon on a preheated grill or grill pan for 6-8 minutes on each side until opaque and flaky.
  5. Turn off the grill 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.
  6. Serve hot.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    Sounds delicious! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pamela Beverly says:

    I actually have all of these ingredients–except the salmon.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      😁 Next time you get some salmon!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Erika says:

    Wow, great recipe. I love salmon!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! The sweet/spicy play on this was yummy!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika says:

        I am sure!!

        Liked by 1 person

  4. You created a masterpiece with the sweetness of honey paired with the spicy essence of Cajun. 🍃🐝🍃🌶🍃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! You are so sweet!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Efrona Mor says:

    Love salmon and this looks delicious, I like the fact you list the spices to make your own cajun spice.. Cheers with a glass of French Sancerre !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!


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