Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Serving Up {Fish}: Unbeatable Salmon

I was looking through my recipe box recently and realized that I haven't posted a single fish recipe on the blog.  We really do eat fish!  We even have some recipes that are pretty darn good!  So I made a very deliberate effort this week to cook salmon for dinner on Sunday so that I could share this delicious recipe for salmon.

The thing that I love about this recipe is that it is a dry rub that stores effortlessly.  Combine the seasonings and store them in an airtight container, and you are prepared at a moments notice to have a delicious salmon dinner.

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(recipe from Julie J.)
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3 Tbs. salt
2 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. brown sugar
2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. ground fennel seed
Salmon Fillets

Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl, which will make enough rub for multiple uses.  Store excess in an airtight container.

Wash salmon fillets and gently pat dry.  Rub seasoning mixture over the salmon and grill (outdoors) or broil (indoors) until the fish flakes easily.

I almost always coat the salmon with a thin layer of mayo prior to rubbing in the seasonings.  It keeps the fish very moist.  My cousin (who is who I got the recipe from) recommends drizzling honey over the fillets before sprinkling the rub on, although I have never personally tried that.


  1. This was SOOO good. I didn't have mayo so I used the honey. Delicious - found it on Pinterest. I'm thinking it might also work on chicken. Gonna try that with the leftover seasonings! Thanks

    1. Thank you for taking the time to give (such kind) feedback. I agree that the flavors could be really yummy on chicken.