Deep-Fried Cajun Salmon Recipe

Deep-Fried Cajun Salmon Recipe

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

5 minutes


6 people

Hailing from Louisiana, Chef Ace Champion knows a thing, or two, about cajun cooking. This Deep-Fried Cajun Salmon is a carefully crafted and perfected recipe, seasoned every step of the way to achieve a delicious outer crust, with moist and delicious salmon inside. 


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  • Canola Oil
  • 3 tablespoons creole mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 cup whole milk, or half and half
  • 2 tablespoon lemon, or 1/2 lemon
  • Roasted Garlic Seasoning, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 pounds wild salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped


  • 1 Pour the correct amount of oil into a deep fryer or fry-daddy and pre-heat to 350 degrees. If you don’t have a deep fryer, using a heavy skillet, fill no more than 1/3 full. Heat on medium-high heat to 350°F.
  • 2 Take the skin of the salmon filets. Remove the brown part in the center of each Salmon.
  • 3 Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish.
  • 4 Season fish with the roasted garlic season and a little of Cajun seasoning. Allow the seasoning to set for about 10 minutes for marinating.
  • 5 Meanwhile, mix milk, Creole mustard, egg, and hot sauce in shallow dish. Sprinkle batter over fish to coat, and then dip each fish one at a time into mustard batter. Shake off the liquid, then coat with remaining Fish-Fri. Carefully add to hot oil, a few pieces at a time.
  • 6 Fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 7 Garnish with green onion and serve.


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