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Cajun Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Relish Recipe

Atkins Cajun Blackened Salmon with Cucumber Relish
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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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How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.