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Cajun Honey Butter Salmon

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4 salmon fillets, salted and peppered to taste
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, room temperature (see note) 1 and a third cup honey

seasoning with cajun spices

2 tablespoons powdered garlic
2 tsp. Italian seasoning (dry)
2 tsp. paprika (smoked paprika, if available)
cayenne pepper (1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon powdered onion
1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked – or 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, finely ground
a quarter teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed


Instructions
Combine the ingredients for the cajun seasoning in a small bowl.
Whip butter for 2 minutes with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy. Combine honey and cream in a blender until smooth. 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, combined (Remaining seasoning can be kept for up to 3 months in an airtight jar)

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Using a paper towel, pat the salmon fillets dry on all sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste after rubbing with oil all over.

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

Place a big dollop of cajun honey butter on top of each fillet after turning off the grill (or stove if using a grill pan).

Allow for about 30 seconds for the butter to melt, then distribute it all over the salmon using the back of a spoon. Flip it over and do the same thing on the other side.
If preferred, garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley and serve right away.