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Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans is a delicious dinner choice that features blackened Atlantic salmon topped with shrimp tossed in a Cajun butter sauce, with tomato-cilantro relish. Bonus: it’s quick and easy to make at home!

  • Seafood! It’s a seafood double with Atlantic Salmon and fresh shrimp!

  • Quick! This dish is a 20 minute meal to make from start to finish!

  • Flavor Bomb! With the cajun seasoning, the creamy butter sauce, the tomato relish – every bite of this delicious seafood dish is full of flavors that go together so well!

  • 4 6-oz Atlantic salmon filets

  • 12 Jumbo Shrimp raw, peeled & deveined – about 1/2 pound

  • 3 tbsp blackening seasoning

  • 5 tbsp olive oil divided

  • 1 lemon

Cajun Butter Sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 5 tbsp butter salted, softened, divided

  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp blackening seasoning

Tomato Relish
  • 1 tomato diced

  • 1 tbsp cilantro fresh, chopped



To make Cajun Butter Sauce – Start the sauce first – about mid-way through – once it's simmering and reducing – start your salmon and shrimp!
  • Combine chicken stock and cream and boil stock on high heat uncovered. Meanwhile combine 1 tbsp softened butter and flour and mix till it becomes a paste. Whisk butter/flour mixture into stock. Reduce to a third. This will take 10-15 min.  1 cup chicken broth, 1 cup heavy cream, 5 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp all purpose flour

  • Add in cajun seasoning and remaining butter. Whisk as butter melts. Turn burner to low and keep warm until ready to serve.  2 tsp blackening seasoning,5 tbsp butter

  • In a small bowl, stir together diced tomatoes and cilantro and set aside.  1 tomato,1 tbsp cilantro

To cook Salmon: Salmon will take 7-8 minutes 
  • Generously season salmon on one side with Blackening seasoning. Heat up sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add in olive oil. 4 6-oz Atlantic salmon filets,3 tbsp blackening seasoning,5 tbsp olive oil

  • Gently place fish in pan, seasoning side down. Cook till seasoning side is brown – about 3-4 min. Flip salmon and Squeeze a half a lemon over fish and cover pan. Remove from heat and Steam for approximately 2 min.  1 lemon

To cook Shrimp: Shrimp will take 5-6 minutes
  • While salmon is cooking, in a separate large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp olive oil, Add shrimp and saute on both sides until opaque. When shrimp is cooked (2-3 min per side), add to pan with warmed cajun butter sauce and coat with sauce.  12 Jumbo Shrimp,5 tbsp olive oil

  • Serve salmon filets on plate and spoon sautéed shrimp and cajun butter sauce over salmon. Top with tomato relish and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve any extra pan sauce with bread for dipping! 

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