Savoring the Symphony: Salmon, Spices, and Saltwinds Coffee

In the world of culinary artistry, every dish tells a story, a narrative spun from the finest ingredients. Today, we invite you to embark on a flavor journey that harmonizes the boldness of Cajun spices, the richness of salmon, and the captivating notes of Saltwinds Coffee from the heart of New Brunswick.

cajun black salmon & grilled veggies with maple coffee butter recipe

The Overture: Preparing the Salmon

Our culinary adventure begins with four luscious salmon fillets, each one a canvas waiting to be adorned with flavors. A carefully chosen Cajun seasoning is our brush, infusing these fillets with a symphony of spices that will awaken your senses.

As we place these spice-rubbed treasures into a cast-iron pan, they greet the sizzling olive oil with a sizzle and a song. Their skin, kissed by the heat, starts to blacken and crisp, creating a textural contrast that will make every bite an adventure.

The Crescendo: Basting with Saltwinds Coffee Butter

Now, it’s time for the star ingredient – Saltwinds Coffee Butter. In a small bowl, a pinch of Saltwinds Coffee is dissolved in very hot water, releasing its aromatic essence. This essence joins forces with softened butter and a drizzle of maple syrup, culminating in a luscious, velvety concoction.

As the salmon fillets continue to sizzle in the pan, our Saltwinds Coffee Butter becomes the brushstroke that transforms this dish into a masterpiece. We melt and brush it over the salmon, creating a glaze that captures the essence of New Brunswick’s finest coffee. The aroma is intoxicating, a tantalizing teaser of what’s to come.

The Grand Finale: A Symphony on Your Plate

The final act unfolds as we present our creation. Each salmon fillet, now glistening with the Saltwinds Coffee Butter, is a testament to the harmony of flavors achieved by this ensemble of ingredients.

With every bite, you’ll experience the bold Cajun spices that give your taste buds a fiery dance, perfectly complemented by the tender and flaky salmon. But it’s the subtle yet profound influence of Saltwinds Coffee that lingers on your palate, leaving a note of elegance that elevates this dish to something truly extraordinary.

A Culinary Masterpiece Worth Savoring

As you savor each mouthful of this culinary creation, take a moment to appreciate how these ingredients have melded into a symphony on your plate. The richness of the coffee-infused butter, the spicy Cajun seasoning, and the delicate salmon have united to create a taste sensation that lingers in your memory.

This dish isn’t just a meal; it’s an experience, a journey of flavors that takes you from the bold and spicy to the nuanced and aromatic. It’s a testament to the magic that can happen in the kitchen when you dare to explore and experiment with extraordinary ingredients like Saltwinds Coffee.

So, the next time you’re looking to elevate your culinary repertoire, consider the delightful possibilities of coffee in your savory dishes. It might just be the secret ingredient that transforms your meals into a symphony of flavors.

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Cajun Black Salmon & Grilled Veggies with Maple Coffee Butter

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


Units Scale
  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets skin-on
  • 2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Place large cast iron pan on medium high heat, add oil, rub your salmon with Cajun seasoning of choice.
  2. Place salmon fillets in heated pan, spice rubbed side facing downward. Let sear until blackened on bottom, about 3 minutes.
  3. Flip salmon, cook until browned on bottom and just barely cooked through, about 3 minutes longer (lower the heat if needed so it does not darken too much).
  4. Baste with Saltwinds Coffee Butter and set aside till veggies are ready.

Saltwinds Coffee Butter

  • 2 tsp powdered Saltwinds Coffee
  • 1/2 tsp very hot water
  • 1/4 lb. Butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  1. Dissolve Saltwinds coffee powder in hot water in small bowl.
  2. Wisk in the softened butter, maple syrup and dissolved coffee in a small bowl.
  3. Using a hand mixer mix until smooth.
  4. Melt and brush to baste the veggies and salmon.


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