Blackened Chum Salmon with Lump Crab Rémoulade

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Serves 4

4- 6 oz. salmon fillets (Monahan’s will offer B.C. chum salmon this weekend, bluefish or swordfish would be great too)
Monahan’s Cajun seasoning, enough to coat fillets (recipe follows or purchase from Monahan’s)
1/3 lb. lump crabmeat or Jonah crabmeat
Rémoulade sauce, enough to just coat crabmeat (recipe follows or purchase from Monahan’s)
1 T finely chopped red pepper
1 T very thinly sliced scallion, include some of the green section
Olive oil

The quantities of the rémoulade sauce and the Cajun seasoning will be more than you’ll need for this recipe. The seasoning will last for months and the extra rémoulade will keep for at least a month in the fridge.

Monahan’s Cajun Seasoning

Years ago before “Cajun Magic”, we broke down Paul Prudhomme’s recipe and we got it pretty close. We sell this at the market.

Yields about 3 1/2 cups

1 1/4 C Spanish paprika
1/3 C granulated onion
1/3 C granulated garlic
1/4 C ground black pepper
1/4 C ground white pepper
1/3 C cayenne pepper
2 T dried thyme
2 T dried oregano
1/3 C salt (table)

Mix all ingredients together. Will last for months in an airtight container.

Bernie’s Rémoulade Sauce

Yield 3/4 cup

1/2 C mayonnaise
1/3 C ketchup
1/4 t paprika
1/4 t Jamaican Pickapeppa sauce (available at Monahan’s)
1/2  t tobasco
1 1/2 t Monahan’s Cajun seasoning
1/4 t cayenne (omit to reduce heat factor)
1 1/2 t lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl.

Pre heat oven to 350º

In a small bowl gently add enough rémoulade to just coat crabmeat then carefully stir in scallion and red pepper

Coat fillets with Cajun seasoning

In a heavy duty pan or skillet over med high heat add enough olive oil to just cover bottom of pan

When oil is hot add fillets meat side down and when nicely browned flip and pop into oven for 3-5 more minutes or until fillet is barely opaque in center

Serve with a dollop of crab rémoulade on each fillet

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