Sensational Spiced Salmon Recipe
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Sensational Spiced Salmon Recipe

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A sweet and spicy rub gives this quick salmon dish fantastic flavor. Paired with a green veggie and rice, it’s a delightful weeknight dinner that’s special enough for company. –Michele Doucette of Stephenville, Newfoundland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 244 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 392mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Combine the first six ingredients; rub over salmon. Place in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sensational Spiced Salmon in Light & Tasty December/January 2007, p15

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Pam User ID: 9175345 268321
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2017

"I made tacos with it. Loved the flavor not overpowering just right. Will use the rub on other things also."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 131549
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I liked it, but it doesn't keep well. I oftentimes cook and my husband eats later when he gets home from work. It was very overpowering after re-heating when my husband got home. It was very good when fresh tho."

Pinstripes User ID: 3468767 67895
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I think the rub is okay, but it makes WAAAAAYYY too much for just 1 lb of fish. I want to try it again with half all the ingredients and definitely less cumin & chili."

tracyscottod User ID: 4312483 131759
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"I have made this multiple times; we love it! Very easy and quick too."

VickyGr User ID: 3795063 148690
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"I love the recipe and I have made it several times."

VickyGr User ID: 3795063 134252
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"I love the recipe and I have made it several times."

kathleen ng User ID: 5858988 152698
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I disagree with the others. I love fish and I usually make salmon plain, with just salt and pepper and I loved it. Sweet and yummy. Keeper!"

aschwarzwalter User ID: 5612514 146785
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"I guess I enjoy the taste of salmon too much, the rub was over powering and I honestly wasn't fond of the combonation of flavors. It kinda had a cross between a taste of curry and a taste of chili rubbed over fish."

bizzyb User ID: 567911 146748
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"This recipe is probably great for people who don't like salmon. The different flavors compete with each other and overpower the taste of the fish. Since we like salmon, I will not be making this again."

Trinodino User ID: 1345028 58696
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"My husband and I didn't like this! It is a weird combination of ingrediants and flavors. It overpowered the salmon. I won't make it again. There are much better salmon recipees out there."

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