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The sun is shining (insert Happy Dance)!!! The snow is almost completely melted...I have a patio again, and mud...lots of mud! But the sun is shining and I don't care 🙂 Our High temperature today will be in the 50's for the first time in, like.....forever! I am already eyeing the barbecue grill out on the patio, just waiting to be able to fire it up and grill a big old juicy steak. But for now, I will broil my Spice Rubbed Salmon in the oven.....
I love salmon, and I am always on the look out for new ways to prepare it! A couple of weeks ago I found a recipe Marcie @ flavorthemoments had posted and it sounded awesome. It also kinda looked similar to a seasoning that I had used before on barbecue chicken, so I combined the two and created my version of spice rubbed salmon. It is super easy to make, and has a sweet and spicy flavor that everyone in the family will enjoy. I even kept the sides really simple, steamed broccoli and baked sweet potatoes.....YUM!
How to make Spice Rubbed Salmon:
Mix spices together in a small bowl, set aside. Turn on oven broiler.
Sprinkle spice mixture over salmon and gently rub into flesh.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon.
Place under broiler for 5 to 6 minutes until caramelized and golden brown. KEEP an eye on it, it will burn quickly if you are not careful!
Remove from oven and serve.....
Delicious side dish recipes:
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes - Whole30 & Paleo
Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Whole30 & Paleo
Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots - Whole30 & Paleo
Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes - sorry, not Whole30 or Paleo
Shredded Carrots with Bacon - Whole30 & Paleo
Even though I omitted the brown sugar to keep the recipe Whole 30, it is still delicious! I have not tried this recipe with honey. It may be best to brush the honey over the salmon, then sprinkle with the seasoning. 😉
Spice Rubbed Salmon
- 1 pound wild-caught salmon
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar (omit for Whole30 - substitute hone for Paleo)
- Mix spices together in a small bowl, set aside. Turn on oven broiler.
- Sprinkle spice mixture over salmon and gently rub into flesh.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon.
- Place under broiler for 5 to 6 minutes until caramelized and golden brown. KEEP an eye on it, it will burn quickly if you are not careful!
- Remove from oven and serve.