Cajun Salmon with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

. April, 2023
Cajun Salmon with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

The pure waters of Big Glory Bay in Stewart Island are to thank for the glorious flavour of this salmon. Characterised by its distinctive marbling, melt-in-the-mouth texture and exceptional flavour, the boneless Fresh King Salmon Portions make it easy to enjoy a boost of omega-3 for a quick lunch or dinner. 

Serves: 2


2 portions Big Glory Bay salmon (340-gram packet) 
runny honey 
sea salt 

Spice Rub
1 teaspoon each ground cumin, coriander and brown sugar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼-½ teaspoon hot chilli powder

1 small avocado, halved
2 tablespoons each sour cream and Greek style yoghurt
¼ cup each coriander and parsley leaves, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon pickled jalapenos
2 tablespoons juice from pickled jalapeños
1 teaspoon ground cumin
sea salt and ground pepper

½ cup finely diced pineapple
¼ cup finely diced cucumber
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
2 teaspoons finely chopped red chilli
squeeze of lime juice, dash of olive oil and salt to season
fresh dill to garnish, optional


 Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Spice Rub: Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl.

Preheat the grill to its high setting.

Salmon: Place the salmon on a lightly oiled foil-lined tray and sprinkle the flesh side with the spice rub. Season with salt and drizzle with honey.

Place the salmon in the bottom third of the oven and cook for about 5 minutes until the top is golden and the salmon is cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.

Salsa: Combine in a bowl and add lime juice, a drizzle of olive oil and salt. 

To Serve: Spread the dressing over the plates and top with a piece of salmon. Spoon over the salsa and garnish with dill if desired. 

Big Glory Bay Salmon is available in select New World, PAK'n'SAVE and Four Square supermarkets in-store and online, across the North Island.


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