Cajun Salmon Sandwich with Goat Cheese and Lemon Mayonnaise on Ciabatta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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8 ounces salmon

2 tablespoons Seafood Cajun seasoning, recipe follows

1 tablespoon butter

1 ciabatta roll

Goat Cheese and Lemon Mayonnaise, recipe follows

2 to 3 leaves green leaf lettuce

1/2 tomato, sliced thin

1/2 red onion, sliced thin

Seafood Cajun Seasoning:

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons granulated garlic

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon gumbo file

1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning, optional (recommended: Old Bay) if using cut salt to 1/2 tablespoon

Goat Cheese and Lemon Mayonnaise:

3 ounces goat cheese

4 ounces mayonnaise

1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 sprigs parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Season salmon with Seafood Cajun Seasoning. In a medium saute pan, saute salmon in butter on medium-high heat, fat side down, until golden brown. Using a metal spatula turn salmon over and cook until golden brown. Transfer salmon onto a sizzle plate or small sheet tray and place in oven for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest.
  3. Slice ciabatta roll lengthwise and place under broiler until lightly golden. Spread Goat Cheese and Lemon Mayonnaise on roll. Arrange salmon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions on roll.

Seafood Cajun Seasoning:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cayenne pepper, kosher salt, paprika, black pepper, garlic, onion powder, gumbo file and crab boil seasoning.

Goat Cheese and Lemon Mayonnaise:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix goat cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.