My Recipes: Spice-rubbed Salmon

I really liked the smoky, spicy flavor that came through on this dish - especially considering it was concocted from all dried herbs, which don't tend to hold as strong a flavor as the real deal. It's pretty simply and straight forward, and I kept our dinner light by serving the salmon with steamed carrots and whole grain rice that I flavored with some salsa.

Though I got the idea out of a cook book and then altered it to meet my preferences, I'm including their measurements below. I just eyeball it and pour, but I know that doesn't always work for everyone. ;)

1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
4-6 ounces fresh salmon (I chose wild sockeye salmon that comes without added hormones)

Preheat your broiler. Combine all the seasonings into a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Place salmon on over-safe pan and drizzle lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Then spoon your seasoning mixture over salmon, crushing it down just a bit to embed the spices into the flesh. Broil eight minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

The recipe I consulted from my Cooking Light cookbook had a cucumber relish recipe to be served with the salmon. I didn't make it but thought some of you might like to give it a try!

1/4 tsp salt
2 cups chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp capers
1 tbsp cider vinegar

Combine all ingredients and serve with fish.


  1. This looks scrumptious! I'm always looking for new salmon recipes since it's my bf and my favorite fish! Definitely will be adding this to my cooking list!


  2. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy finding new recipes to share with everyone.

    Feel free to check out my recipes also.

  3. Louis Dean would love the cucumber relish! He LOVES cucumbers!


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