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Cajun Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Relish Recipe

Atkins Cajun Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Relish
Net Carbs
Prep Time: Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 1/2 cucumber (8-1/4") Cucumber (with Peel)
  • 1 lime yields Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz Dill
  • 1/4 oz Thyme
  • 1 individual packet Sucralose Based Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)
  • 12 oz Cauliflower
  • 17/48 tsp Basil (Dried)
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 12 oz, boneless, raw Salmon
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Salt


  1. Place 4 cups of water in a medium saucepot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  Cut the cucumber into ¼-inch dice pieces and place in a medium bowl.  Squeeze the lime directly into the bowl with the cucumber; set aside.  Remove the dill and thyme leaves from the stems and finely chop the leaves; set aside separately.
  2. To make the relish, add the splenda, dill, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper to the cucumber. Toss well to combine.  To create the blackening rub, combine the dried basil, paprika, dried oregano, cayenne, fresh thyme, and ½ teaspoon of salt in a small bowl and stir. Set aside for step 4.
  3. Add the cauliflower florets, cover, and reduce the heat to medium-low.  Let the cauliflower cook for 10 minutes or until tender.  Drain a colander and return to the saucepot. Cover and keep warm for step 5.
  4. Pat dry the salmon with paper towels. Brush each piece of salmon with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and then coat evenly with the blackening rub.  Heat a large sauté pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.  When the oil is hot, add the salmon and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until blackened. Turn the fish over and cook for 4 to 5 more minutes and the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Mash the cauliflower and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, mashing until the oil is incorporated.  Season with ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon equal amounts of the mashed cauliflower onto two plates.  Place a salmon fillet on top, and then garnish with the cucumber relish.  Enjoy!

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Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)