Lemon Cajun Salmon Pasta

Lemon Cajun Salmon Pasta

Lemon Cajun Salmon Pasta

Lemon Cajun Salmon Pasta

This works equally well with chicken, but using salmon is definitely my favourite! If you're local to Britain – check out my 'About' page for a fishmonger discount that ships UK wide.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, British
Servings 3
Calories 797 kcal


  • 500 g salmon or approx 2 fillets
  • 1 x lemon zest & 2 tbsp juice
  • 250 g fusilli
  • 1 eschalion shallot or 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 chicken stock pot or 1 heaped tbsp of bullion stock powder
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Cajun spice
  • 200 ml single cream
  • 50 ml pasta water keep this from your drained pasta
  • parmesan & basil as garnish optional


  • Grate 1 x lemon zest over 500 g salmon, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and cook in air fryer or oven (at 200C) for approx 10-12 minutes
  • Soften 1 eschalion shallot in olive oil in a pan, then add 3 cloves garlic (chopped) and cook for 1 minute
  • Add 250 ml white wine, 1 tsp mixed herbs, 1 tsp dijon mustard, 1 tbsp Cajun spice, 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 chicken stock pot (or bullion powder) and cook on high heat until wine reduces down by half
  • Cook 250 g fusilli in salted boiling water until al dente
  • Add 200 ml single cream, 50 ml pasta water and flaked cooked 500 g salmon into the pan, stir to combine and simmer for a few minutes
  • Use parmesan & basil as garnish if desired


Calories: 797kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 47gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 166mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 1274mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1928IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 4mg
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