As a Salmon lover, the best way to use canned Salmon to me is to use it in my Pasta. I think you'll agree with me that Salmon Pasta sounds like a great plan for dinner. When it comes to easy and cheap recipes with Salmon, Salmon Pasta is one of your best choices. This exceptionally delicious Salmon Pasta in a creamy cajun sauce with extra Parmesan and dill on top is not only delicious but a perfect family meal that you will love.
Salmon Pasta in Creamy Cajun Sauce
Salmon Pasta is like the fanciest as well as the easiest ever dinner recipe you would love to make for your family. I know, before you even attempt to make this recipe, you would want to know how this tastes right!
Try this favorite Cajun Butter Crockpot Chicken Thighs and Rice
How does this Salmon Pasta Taste?
Well, it's creamy and comforting for sure. Then there is that intense taste of Seafood which I personally cannot get enough of.
Also, the slight kick because of the Cajun seasoning, adds a nice balance of flavors to this Salmon Pasta in a Creamy Sauce. Of course, the Parmesan and Dill leave garnish is what makes this extra fragrant and creamy. Adjust the Cajun seasoning and the Pasta as per your choices and taste. Try my homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe.
If you like to make this healthy then reduce the amount of Parmesan or just replace it with Nutritional Yeast. This is also a great vegan replacement for Parmesan Cheese in any recipe.
What I love the most about this Samon Pasta recipe is how easy this recipe is. All you're basically doing is frying the Salmon pieces util crispy and then making a creamy sauce and finally, tossing the Pasta and Salmon in it and serving with some garnishes. Salmon is a great source of protein and Omega 3 in our daily diet. It's expensive for sure, but the health benefits are too many and the taste of this is just too good to avoid eating this. And what better to enjoy Salmon than enjoy it in cheap and inexpensive canned form. This is totally healthy btw and is a cheaper option.
I like to use Fresh Salmon for my recipes, only because this is so easily and cheaply available here. But in other regions, my friends constantly tell me that Salmon is way overpriced. So, for all your friends, Canned Salmon is the best alternative.
Salmon Pasta with Cream Sauce
It's not just Salmon that makes this Pasta dish taste amazing. The Creamy Sauce is just outstanding. This Creamy Sauce is made with Heavy Cream and Parmesan cheese. So it is thick and also super good. You can also replace Heavy Cream here with Half and Half. It's totally up to you.
Cajun Salmon Pasta
You must be wondering why the Cajun? A simple Salmon Pasta in a Creamy Sauce is truly as good as any other fancy dish. But this Cajun Salmon Pasta is my specialty. I like to use this Cajun Seasoning in my recipes because it adds a nice kick of spiciness to the sauce and that just tastes so good with all the other flavors.
Although, this Cajun Sauce is not at all spicy. In fact, I have used just 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning to make this entire recipe. You can only imagine that this will just mildly flavor the sauce, but as it is said that some things taste good in limitations. And this Cajun seasoning is one of those. Only 1 tablespoon of this is enough to give the right amount of kick to this Creamy Salmon Pasta
The Choice of Pasta
When you are thinking about Pasta choices or this recipe, you can choose any pasta you love. I love to use Fettucine or Linguine for this recipe because it holds the sauce better. However, Bow tie or Penne would work just as fine.
How to make Salmon Pasta in Creamy Cajun Sauce
Below is a brief description of this Salmon Pasta recipe. You can find the printable recipe card below. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
STEP 1: Stir Fry the Salmon
- Heat Canola Oil in a Pan
- As the oil shimmers, add the skinned and chopped Salmon pieces
- Top with Salt and Pepper
- Fry them in hot oil until they turn crispy on both sides.
- Once fried, take them off the pan. (do not discard the remaining oil)
STEP 2: Cook the Pasta
- Bring a Pot of water to boil with some salt and olive oil
- As the water boils, add the Pasta
- Cook until al dente
- Once the Pasta gets cooked, reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water and drain the rest.
STEP 3: Make the Creamy Cajun Sauce
- Heat the remaining oil in the pan
- Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
- Now, add the pasta cooking water and Heavy Cream to it
- Season the Sauce with Cajun Seasoning, Salt & Pepper.
- Simmer for 2-3 minutes over low heat.
STEP 4: Add the Cooked Pasta & Salmon
- Add the pasta and stir in the Salmon
- Toss until combined.
STEP 5: Garnish & Serve
- Garnish with chopped Dill Leaves and grated Parmesan Cheese
How to store Salmon Pasta
This Salmon Pasta can be made in advance, cooled down to room temperature, and frozen for up to 3 days. However, remember to not add the Parmesan if you're freezing this Salmon Pasta because Parmesan doesn't freeze well. Just wrap up the Pasta with foil or store it in an air-tight Tupperware container.
Freeze this and thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before reuse. You can reheat it in the oven until heated through and then enjoy with the Parmesan and dill leaves garnish on top.
I love to make this Pasta for the weekends, so I make it ahead of time and freeze this. It's so much fun to enjoy this with some good Netflix on a lazy Friday night! Try that one!
Other Delicious Pasta recipes
- Creamy Garlic Shrimp Pasta
- Chicken Parmesan Pasta Skillet
- Creamy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
- Mushroom Fettuccine
- Easiest Cajun Shrimp Pasta
- 10-min Shrimp Scampi With Spaghetti
Lastly, I hope you liked this recipe. If you happen to make this recipe, then comment below and rate this recipe. Also, make sure you tag me with #recipemagik on Instagram and share a snap of your food.
Salmon Pasta in Creamy Cajun Sauce
- 1 lb Salmon filet
- 2 tablespoon Canola Oil to fry the Salmon
- 1 teaspoon Salt & Pepper to season the Salmon
for creamy cajun sauce
- 4 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Salt & Pepper Adjust as per taste
- 1 cup Heavy Cream
- ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish
- chopped Dill Leaves for garnish
- Bring a pot of water to boil with some salt and olive oil. As the water boils, add the pasta and cook until al dente. After the Pasta cooks, reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and drain the rest.
- Toss Fish with salt & pepper. Heat Canola Oil in a skillet. As the oil shimmers, add the fish and fry until golden brown on both sides. Once fried, take them off the pan. (Do not discard the remaining oil). Cut the Salmon filet into 1-inch bite-sized pieces.
- Now, add some minced garlic clove to the remaining oil. Saute until fragrant. Next, add the remaining pasta cooking water and heavy cream. Also, add the Cajun seasoning, salt & pepper. Stir until combined.
- Add the pasta and stir in the Salmon pieces. Toss until combined.
- Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and chopped dill leaves. Serve hot and enjoy!
- Do not overcook salmon or else it might stick to the pan. Just sear for 2-minutes on medium-high heat.
- You can choose any pasta as per your choice.
- In case you don't like cajun seasoning you can avoid that.
- You can also replace cajun seasoning with smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.