Spice Rubbed Salmon: Recipe of the Week


If you’re anything like me, you grew up in a house where fish was rarely on the menu, except in the form of tuna salad.  As an adult, learning to cook fish was both important to me, and a bit intimidating.  Well, this Salmon recipe could not be easier.  It is quick, healthy, and the kids love it.  

About a year ago we decided to become pescetarian at home.  Even though we still eat meat when eating out, I only cook vegetarian and seafood meals at home.  Working fish into our diet is occasionally challenging but this recipe (only slightly adapted) from Cooking Light Magazine, has become an almost weekly staple.



1lb Salmon fillet

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 onion

Preheat oven to 400F.



Slice onion thinly and line a baking dish with the onion.  If you want to eat the onion, make sure you use cooking spray on the dish.  The way I make it, the onion is mainly used for moisture and I choose not to add any oil or fats.

Combine the spices in a small bowl and mix well.  Sprinkle mixture over fish. 

Bake for 20 minutes.  


That’s it, so easy….

I generally serve with either a spinach salad or roasted brussel sprouts, and wine (of course). 



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