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. ;)

Ingredients
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)
EVOO


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.



*EXTRA:
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!

Ingredients
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.

3 comments:

  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!

    -Taylor

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

    Feel free to check out my recipes also.

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

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