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Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans With Shrimp

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Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with shrimp is a dynamic duo of tender salmon and delectably spiced shrimp in a Cajun butter sauce with Pico de Gallo.

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If you have trouble deciding, this dish is for you.

You’ll have a little of everything here, with perfectly cooked salmon, succulent shrimp, creamy Cajun butter sauce with a kick and a zesty tomato onion relish.

Red Lobster salmon New Orleans is easy to prepare and super impressive. It is the perfect choice for a casual dining experience at home with some flair.

An elegant entree that you can serve for a special occasion or a memorable meal anytime.

Take it up a notch with a side of creamy lobster mashed potatoes that goes oh so well with the Cajun butter sauce.

And remember to add your favorite green vegetable side dish like garlic green beans or seasoned broccoli.

You’ll have an amazing dinner that you won’t soon forget.

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Ingredients in Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with Shrimp

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  • Salmon Fillets — two medium sized fillets. We like to thaw some frozen portioned salmon fillets from IKEA or Costco.
  • Shrimp — large sized, Argentinian style shrimp
  • Butter — salted or unsalted can be used, just adjust the salt that you add in the dish to your preference.
  • Honey — a pure honey is recommended for this dish
  • Salt — we like Himalayan pink salt
  • Pepper — freshly ground black pepper
  • Pico de Gallo — an easy homemade or store bought salsa made with diced tomatoes, cilantro, onions and lemon juice.
  • Cajun Butter Sauce — this is a deliciously flavorful sauce that is made in the same skillet that you cook the salmon and shrimp.
  • Lemon Juice — freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • All Purpose Flour — regular all purpose flour or rice flour.
  • Milk — whole milk
  • Cajun Spice Blend — homemade or store bought Cajun seasoning. We like this Red Lobster Cajun spice blend.

Why You’ll Love This Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with Shrimp

This dish is relatively quick to put together and comes with a huge flavor payoff. As a menu choice, it offers the best of both worlds as you won’t have to choose between salmon and shrimp.

The Cajun butter sauce is easy to make and spiced just right. Cajun butter sauce also goes well with a side dish like creamy lobster mashed potatoes that you can serve together.

How To Make Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with Shrimp

STEP 1- Cook The Salmon

Melt half of the butter (¼ cup) in a skillet on medium low heat.

When the butter is melted, add in the honey.

Carefully place the salmon fillets in the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes on one side.

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Turn the salmon over and sauté for an additional 5-8 minutes until the salmon has reached a safe internal cooking temperature (145 °F).

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STEP 2 – Cook The Cajun Shrimp

Remove the salmon and set aside on a plate while keeping warm under lid. Then add the remaining butter along with the Cajun seasoning. Mix well.

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Place the shrimp in the skillet and sauté until the shrimp are opaque (about 5 minutes), turning the shrimp over occasionally. When the shrimp are fully cooked, remove it from the skillet and set aside while keeping warm.

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STEP 3 – Combine Milk and Flour

In a separate bowl, mix the flour with the milk using a whisk. Make sure the flour is completely dissolved.

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STEP 4 – Make The Cajun Butter Sauce

Add the milk and flour mix to the skillet and use a whisk to mix well. Pour in the lemon juice.

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Bring the sauce to a boil and let simmer until it thickens.

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STEP 6 – Plate The New Orleans Salmon and Shrimp

Place the salmon filets on a serving plate and arrange the shrimp on top.

Pour the Cajun butter sauce over the shrimp and top the salmon and shrimp with Pico de Gallo. Nestle the creamy lobster mashed potatoes and green beans alongside. Serve while warm.

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What To Serve With Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with Shrimp

Red Lobster salmon New Orleans is a hearty and satisfying dish that could totally be a meal in itself.

New Orleans salmon pairs well with a vegetable side dish like garlic green beans, seasoned broccoli, crispy Brussel sprouts or a side salad.

It is also delicious with decadent side dishes like creamy lobster mashed potatoes or lobster macaroni and cheese.

Our favorite way to serve and enjoy Red Lobster salmon New Orleans is with Red Lobster lobster mashed potatoes that are perfect along with the same Cajun butter sauce.

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Ultimately, Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with shrimp is a classic dish that can be served with any of your favorite Red Lobster inspired dishes.

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How To Store Salmon New Orleans With Shrimp

You can keep leftover cooked New Orleans salmon and shrimp in the fridge for three to four days. Just make sure that it is in an air tight container or tightly wrapped.

Cooked salmon and shrimp will last in the freezer for up to three months, although you may find some difference in the flavor and texture the longer it is kept frozen.

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Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with Shrimp

Susan & Björn
Red Lobster Salmon New Orleans with shrimp is a powerhouse of delectable salmon and spiced shrimp in a Cajun butter sauce with Pico de Gallo. Serve with creamy lobster mashed potatoes and garlic green beans.
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servings2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Red Lobster
Calories 871 kcal
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrates 30 g

Ingredients
 
 

  • ½ cup Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • ½ pound Salmon Fillets, 2 medium sized fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 pound Shrimp, Large, Argentinian
  • 1 tablespoon Flour, all purpose
  • ½ cup Milk, whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice, or lime juice

Instructions
 

  • Melt half of the butter (¼ cup) in a skillet on medium low heat. When the butter is melted, add in the honey.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 1
  • Carefully place the salmon fillets in the skillet and sauté for 5 minutes on one side.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 2
  • Turn the salmon over and sauté for an additional 5-8 minutes until the salmon has reached a safe internal cooking temperature (145 °F).
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 3
  • Remove the salmon and set aside on a plate while keeping warm under lid. Then add the remaining butter along with the Cajun seasoning. Mix well.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 4.5
  • Place the shrimp in the skillet and sauté until the shrimp are opaque (about 5 minutes), turning the shrimp over occasionally. When the shrimp are fully cooked, remove it from the skillet and set aside while keeping warm.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 5
  • Now, in a separate bowl, mix the flour with the milk using a whisk. Make sure the flour is completely dissolved.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 4
  • Add the milk and flour mix to the skillet and blend well. Pour in the lemon juice. Bring the sauce to a boil and let simmer until thickened.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp step 7
  • Place the salmon filets on a serving plate and arrange the shrimp on top. Pour the Cajun butter sauce over the shrimp and top the salmon and shrimp with Pico de Gallo. Serve while warm.
    red lobster salmon new orleans with shrimp recipe

Nutrition

Calories: 871kcal Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 28g Protein: 57g Fat: 59g Saturated Fat: 32g Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g Monounsaturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 479mg Sodium: 1733mg Potassium: 1112mg Sugar: 22g Vitamin A: 4030IU Vitamin C: 8mg Calcium: 243mg Iron: 3mg

Note

The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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