This rich and spicy recipe is relatively quick and easy to make, with this recipe from Ball State University Dining. You’ll get a little heat but not so much it’ll overpower the lightness of the salmon—and you’ll get your daily Omega-3 intake!

clockCook Time

20 minutes


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp. honey

Cajun seasoning

  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. finely ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes


Step 1

In a small bowl stir together Cajun seasoning ingredients.

Step 2

Use a 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.

Step 3

Use a paper towel to pat salmon fillets dry on both sides. Rub all over with oil, then season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4

Cook salmon on a preheated grill or grill pan for 6-8 minutes on each side until opaque and flaky.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Allow to melt for about 30 seconds, then use the back of a spoon to spread the butter all over the top of the salmon. Flip, and repeat on the other side.

Step 7

Garnish with chopped parsley if desired and serve immediately.