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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Salmon Rub

This delicious Salmon Rub was a hit at my house.  It includes a tiny bit of sugar, hence the crispy caramel crust on the fish.  It was not burned at all.  This rub imparts enough flavor that you don't need any sauce; just a squeeze of lemon.  Best of all,  I had all of the spices in the spice cabinet.  

Try this for a quick dinner.

*Note:  The recipe says it makes enough for two Salmon Fillets.  You will have a lot left over and could use this on poultry or pork as well.

Salmon Rub
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon pepper
½ tablespoon cumin
½ tablespoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 salmon fillets

Combine the first 8 ingredients.
Coat both sides of salmon with the rub.
Heat a small amount of oil in saute pan over med high heat and cook salmon on one side for 2 minutes. Lower heat and turn salmon. Cook for an additional 6-8 minutes until the salmon is cooked.


  1. Yum! Sounds delicious! I love salmon and this sounds like such a quick and easy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That salmon is a thing of beauty!

  3. Cinnamon! Very interesting. It looks delicious!

  4. Sounds incredible - love the variety of flavors in the rub - even cinnamon! Salmon is always a hit but it is fun to find a new way to make it!