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Cajun Salmon with Avocado Butter

I like salmon a lot. An everyday food, this workhorse fish isn’t very glamorous. Full of nutrients, wild salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids. I serve it a couple of times a month for dinner and see many people buy it at the store. Generally, though, it doesn’t elicit oohs and aahs from Sam. She often proclaims it to be boring.

To jazz up my seafood meals and keep it interesting, I experimented with different seasoning blends. My KetoLuxe recipe for Cajun Salmon with Avocado Butter is gluten free, sugar free, and low carb. Keto requires a fair amount of fat. This recipe amplifies the serotonin producing effects of the salmon’s natural assets. My Cajun Seasoning Blend keeps that from becoming overwhelming by adding a little zing without too much heat.

Make this for a healthy weeknight dinner. 

By prepping the Avocado Butter ahead, you have it for other seafood dishes like crab or shrimp. A quick recipe, I like to pair it with sautéed vegetables when I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. Delicious, easy, nutritious, and fast? That’s KetoLuxe.

I find Avocado Butter to be the perfect accompaniment for seafood.

Purchase the Seasoning Blend Essentials bundle. These are Chef Alexa's favorite seasoning blends that she uses in her recipes now in a bundle. 

Less than 5 minutes

10 minutes

1 pound wild salmon filet with skin, cut into 4 steaks
1 tablespoon KetoLuxe Cajun Seasoning Blend
2 tablespoons avocado oil
½ cup Avocado Butter


  1. Season top of salmon filets with KetoLuxe Cajun Seasoning Blend
  2. In a cast iron skillet, heat avocado oil until shimmery at medium heat.
  3. Place salmon filets in a single layer in pan, skin side up.
  4. Cook without turning for 6 minutes and flip.
  5. Continue to cook for 3 more minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and place on serving dishes.
  7. Evenly portion avocado butter and serve atop or aside salmon.

4 servings

If you don’t have KetoLuxe Cajun Seasoning Blend, salt and pepper may be used.

Net carbs: 1 grams
Total carbs: 2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Fat: 30 grams
Protein: 26 grams
Calories: 383
Glycemic load: 0


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