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Spice-Rubbed Salmon

We eat this salmon a lot, along with couscous and fresh veggies. Even my 2-year-old devours it. —Lyndsay Rensing, Katy, Texas
  • 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


  • In a small bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients. Rub fillets with seasoning mixture; drizzle with oil.
  • Place salmon on a lightly oiled 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • feporam
    Feb 8, 2019

    Very Flavorful, I substituted Brown Erythritol for the Brown Sugar to make it Keto Friendly. I broiled instead of grilled and it was still very good!

  • NeilP
    Jul 12, 2017

    Excellent, used it on scallops also.

  • mumsay
    Dec 31, 2016

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

  • rmbarr059
    Aug 19, 2016


  • anselr
    May 28, 2016

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

  • pariley652
    May 15, 2015

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