IKEA Cook-Off: Cajun Salmon in Lemon Dill Sauce (20-minute meal!)

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I’m very excited that IKEA has started selling responsibly-farmed seafood in its Swedish Food Market. Whenever I go to IKEA, it’s a must for me to order the poached salmon cos I adore the fresh and clean flavour with absolutely no fishy taste. Now I can buy good quality and sustainable frozen salmon to cook at home!

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I picked up some salmon fillet (SG$20.80 for four pieces) from IKEA last weekend. Even before I was pregnant, I ate a lot of salmon cooked in a variety of ways. Now that I am 35 weeks, salmon features in many of my daily meals because it is a good source of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. And most importantly, salmon fillets are easy to handle – just defrost overnight in the chiller, season lightly and airfry or oven-bake for a convenient and delicious meal.

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I decided to sprinkle these with cajun seasoning and airfry them for 5 minutes. Of course, you may also oven bake or pan fry these over the stove top.

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I completed the meal with some blanched asparagus, IKEA’s mashed potatoes (SG$3) and their tangy lemon and dill sauce (SG$3.90):

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IKEA Cook-Off: Cajun Salmon in Lemon Dill Sauce (budgetpantry.com)
Serves 4

What you need:

4 pieces IKEA Salmon Fillet
1 packet IKEA Lemon Dill Sauce
1 packet IKEA Mashed Potatoes
Sprinkle of cajun seasoning
20 spears large asparagus, woody ends removed
1 teaspoon salt
1 lemon, quartered
(Optional) Cooked edamame beans

Steps:

Thaw salmon, mashed potatoes and lemon dill sauce in the chiller over night.

Bring a pot of water to boil and add salt and asparagus. Cook till tender, about 3 minutes, then flash dip in cold water to stop the cooking process.

Clean and dry salmon with kitchen paper. Sprinkle cajun seasoning and airfry in preheated AF at 180C for 5 minutes. Pan fry or oven bake if you don’t have an airfryer.

Meanwhile, heat up mashed potatoes and lemon dill sauce separately in sauce pan.

Assemble: Lay the asparagus by the side of the plate. Spoon mashed potatoes in the centre. Top with a piece of salmon and a spoonful of lemon dill sauce. Sprinkle edamame beans if using. Serve with a wedge of lemon.

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