Recipe: Spicing up salmon fillets

This recipe is not a curry but it’s what we had for dinner this evening and it’s one of my favourites – especially when I don’t have much time. It’s basically a dry rub that includes some indian spices. I think it goes perfectly with salmon giving it great flavour and keeping the fish from going dry.


This rub would be enough for 2 x 175g fillets ( I made 3 smaller fillets)

  • 2 x 175g salmon fillets
  • 1 heaped tsp of ground cumin and coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1  1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Lemon Juice – fresh is obviously good but I use the bottled stuff as well


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl – taste it and add more chilli powder if you want it spicier
  3. Place salmon fillets in a baking dish
  4. Squeeze enough lemon juice on the fillets to coat them (about 1/2 – 1 tbsp)
  5. Sprinkle the rub on to the salmon and pat down with finger tips
  6. Splash a little more lemon juice on top –  a few drops for the rub to absorb
  7. Bake fillets in the oven for about 10 minutes (depending on size)
  8. Rest the fish for a couple of minutes before serving

This is a great and versatile recipe as the salmon can be served with almost anything. We often have it with a salad or with mashed potato and veggies if we are feeling hungrier.

Try not to over cook the salmon – once you see the sides of the salmon going white it will be over cooked.


Salmon before cooking

2 Responses to “Recipe: Spicing up salmon fillets”

  1. I make a similar rub for salmon and agree that it not only adds to the flavor but keeps it wonderfully moist.

  2. This looks really good! Will surely try!!

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