Close up photo of three pieces low-carb Cajun Salmon on a plate.

Low-Carb Cajun Salmon

This Low-Carb Cajun Salmon recipe blankets tender pieces of salmon with a spicy Cajun crust. This easy recipe makes a perfect main course for dinner and is suitable for low-carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and Paleo diets. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cajun
Keyword keto salmon recipe, low carb salmon recipe, spicy fish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 359 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup super fine almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning (more or less-depending on desired spiciness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 12 ounces salmon fillets (boneless/skinless) cut into serving size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (more or less depending on skillet)
  • 1 tablespoon green onion sliced thinly (Optional--for garnish)


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and the garlic.

    Making the egg mixture for the low-carb Cajun Shrimp.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, Cajun seasoning, and sea salt.

    Mixing breading for salmon.
  3. Coat a salmon fillet with the egg mixture and turn to cover both sides.

    Dipping salmon in beaten egg.
  4. Dip the egg-coated salmon in the dry ingredients and turn to coat. Press down on the coating so that it sticks on. (Repeat with remaining fillets)

    Dredging raw salmon in breading.
  5. Heat avocado oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Gently place the salmon fillets in the skillet. If they don't sizzle, the skillet isnt hot enough. Be sure the fillets don't touch.

    Cooking the salmon on a pan.
  6. Cook fillets for 3-5 minutes or until the coating is brown. Turn fillets and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until done.

    Cooking the salmon on a pan.
  7. Sprinkle green onion slices on top to garnish.

    Overhead photo of three pieces of Cajun Crusted Salmon.
Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Cajun Salmon
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 3%0%
Vitamin C 1%1%
Calcium 7%1%
Iron 8%44%
Net Carbs 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.