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KETO LOW-CARB CAJUN SALMON (HEART HEALTHY)

KETO CAJUN SALMON

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Keto Cajun Salmon is an integral part of our culinary repertoire.  Whenever I make dry rubs, I prepare enough for a few meals.  I made the salt-free, sugar-free Cajun seasoning mix for chicken.  I decided to try it on salmon.  Shawn and I try to eat salmon a couple of times a month.  We love this fish.  It’s also satisfying and super healthy.  As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, in Ontario, Canada where we live it’s difficult to get a variety of salmon varieties like Pacific.  The Pacific salmon available here is always smoked.  We buy Atlantic salmon as it’s readily available and caught on our east coast of Canada.

Salt and sugar are normally added to dry rubs for flavor, but also to “seal” the flesh to keep juices inside.  When working with a salt-free, sugar-free dry rub, it’s important to add oil before the dry rub.  The oil and dry rub work together to replace the job of salt and sugar.  Working together the oil and rub seal the flesh, also keeping juices inside.

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO CAJUN SALMON?

This Keto Cajun Salmon is certainly nutritious and good for your heart! Salmon is widely considered to be one of the healthiest foods available, largely due to its impressive nutritional profile. It is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. A 3.5-ounce serving of raw Atlantic salmon contains approximately 206 calories, 22 grams of protein, and 13 grams of fat, including 4 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Salmon is also an excellent source of vitamins B12 and D, as well as minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.

Additionally, the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon are associated with a wide range of health benefits, including reduced inflammation, improved heart health, and a lower risk of certain types of cancer.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO CAJUN SALMON?

KETO LOW-CARB CAJUN SALMON

KETO LOW-CARB CAJUN SALMON

The predominant taste sensations of Keto Cajun Salmon are fattiness (from the salmon), spiciness (from the rub), and tanginess (from the fresh lemon).

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB SALMON?

With the predominant taste sensations in Keto Cajun Salmon being fattiness, spiciness, and tanginess, it’s best to choose an off dry white wine.  The wine’s sweetness will offset the heat and spice.  Since we don’t drink wines with sweetness, we need other options.  In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up your carbs on a glass of wine.  You have a couple of options. Drink whatever wine you like (as long as it’s bone dry) and don’t worry about pairing the wine to dish.

Enjoy your wine the way you like it. If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine to offset the heat and spice.

Add a pinch of monk fruit sweetener to your glass of wine.  Choose a white like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These varieties taste great when bone dry or sweet.  So they taste great with the added sweetener.  The wine’s sweetness will nicely offset the heat and spice.

WINE TIPS:
ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB HEALTHY HEART RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

KETO LOW-CARB PALEO ZUCCHINI SPANISH TAPA

KETO LOW-CARB PALEO ZUCCHINI SPANISH TAPA

Zucchini Tapas (Heart Healthy)

Cold Pasta Salad (Heart Healthy)

Smoked Salmon Rolls (Heart Healthy)

Pulled Pork (Heart Healthy)

Mayonnaise (Heart Healthy)

BLT Tart (Heart Healthy)

 HOW DO YOU PREPARE KETO CAJUN SALMON?

Get ingredients ready.

 

Lay salmon fillets on a baking sheet or pan coated with non-stick cooking spray.

 

Keto Cajun Salmon

Sprinkle filets with Cajun mix.

 

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Add lemon slices.

 

Keto Cajun Salmon

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and then broil to blacken spice.

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KETO CAJUN SALMON

KETO CAJUN SALMON


  • Author: Shari MAC
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

You can enjoy Keto Cajun Salmon for dinner with whatever greens you choose.  The recipe includes salmon, olive oil, homemade Cajun spice (recipe included with link), and fresh lemon and dill.


Ingredients

Scale

4 salmon filets (4 ounces each)

4 teaspoons olive oil

4 heaping teaspoons Cajun spice mix*

1 lemon

A handful of fresh dill


Instructions

  • *Keto Low-Carb Salt-free Sugar-Free Cajun Seasoning
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.  Set 4 salmon filets on baking sheet or in a pan sprayed with avocado non-stick cooking spray.  Add 1 teaspoon oil to the top of each salmon filet.  Sprinkle 1 heaping teaspoon of cajun spice mix on top of each oiled filet.  Slice lemon into 8 slices.  Add 2 slices of lemon per salmon filet.  Bake until desired doneness, about 10 to 12 minutes.  Put the oven on broil and broil filets for another 3 to 4 minutes until Cajun seasoning is blackened.  Remove from oven.  Add fresh dill.  Serve warm.

Notes

  • The recipe is based on the keto version and is approximate only.  One serving has 1.4 grams of sugar. Net carbs are 6.7 but this includes the carbs from the Cajun sweetener which we don’t include as a calculation.
  • (Note: The nutritional information provided is a courtesy and is approximate only.  We cannot guarantee the nutritional accuracy of any recipe on this site.  We cannot know what brands you use or how accurately you follow the recipe or what you like to add creatively to the dish. Use the information as a general guideline only.)

 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: KETO LOW-CARB
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 1..4
  • Sodium: 80
  • Fat: 19.88
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1
  • Unsaturated Fat: NA
  • Trans Fat: NA
  • Carbohydrates: 7.9
  • Fiber: 1.2
  • Protein: 28.9
  • Cholesterol: 7.9

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