Spice-Rubbed Salmon Recipe
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Spice-Rubbed Salmon Recipe

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We eat this salmon a lot, along with couscous and fresh veggies. Even my two-year-old devours it. —Lyndsay Rensing, Katy, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 295 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 385mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients. Rub fillets with seasoning mixture; drizzle with oil.
  2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Place salmon on grill rack, skin side up. Grill, covered, over high heat or broil 3-4 in. from heat 5 minutes. Turn; grill 4-6 minutes longer or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spice-Rubbed Salmon in Simple & Delicious October/November 2014

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 258890
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"Excellent recipe. Delicious rub for salmon. Definitely making again!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 252923
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2016


anselr User ID: 2011539 248756
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"This salmon has a great flavor. Will definitely make again."

pariley652 User ID: 7258067 226365
Reviewed May. 15, 2015

"This is a fantastic spice rub for salmon. My husband requests it every time I mention having salmon."

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