Cajun Bacon Salmon (Experimental Recipe)

This recipe is a variation on a similar recipe I found at

About 1lb of Sockeye Salmon filet
2tbs butter (soft)
2 medium onions, sliced
Cajun spice rub
Smoked sea salt (or kosher salt if not available)
Lemon juice (approx. the juice from a half lemon)
1cup sake
3 bacon slices

Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil, crimping the edges if necessary to make the foil water-tight.
Place salmon filet on sheet.
Spread butter on the filet.
Sprinkle cajun rub over the filet, covering it in a thin layer of spice.
Sprinkle with a couple of pinches of the salt.
Add a layer of onions, covering the filet.
Sprinkle with a little more salt.
Pour over sake, and lemon juice.
Layer bacon across the filet.

Broil in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.

Serving suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad, plus lemon/olive oil/black pepper dressing (you can use the rest of your lemon for this).

Post Game Report


  • One burned hand (on the cookie sheet while serving up the salmon)
  • Three strips of bacon. (They died for a tasty cause). I'm thinking of putting on the bacon only for the last 10 minutes or so in future.


Yummy tasty goodness. Not sure if the sake actually added much to the flavor though to be honest. Everything else was freakin' awesome though. The smoked salt was very good, and I can highly recommend it. (Whole Foods is where I got mine). The bacon flavor offset the salmon quite nicely, and everything worked out pretty well.


Definitely making this again.

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