I am enjoying the perfect weather we are having this month of September. It is sunny and warm during the daytime ((without being oppressive) and cool enough to sleep at night without having to turn the air conditioner on. The lovely days of September inspire me to turn the oven on and begin baking again not just for cakes or other sweet treats but certainly for savory recipes, too.
One of our favorite healthy dinner options is baked salmon. Usually, I don’t make much fuss about it I just use some lemon, garlic and butter to flavor it. Sometimes for the sake of variety, I also add some Asian flavoring to the mix using soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil. This time, I experimented with a spice rub which I concocted and thought may work well with the fish. We wanted to have a baked salmon with a little spice to it – not too much heat but just a little zing for extra flavor.
For the wet rub I used some curry powder, turmeric, paprika and freshly ground pepper mixed with a little olive oil. And to add some tang, I also squeezed some fresh lemon juice on top. The result is a very moist and flavorful salmon that looks so vibrant and appetizing. Serve with some green vegetables and rice or quinoa on the side for a delicious and very healthy meal. Hope you like it!
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Baked Spiced Salmon
By: Manila Spoon
September 24, 2015
Flavored with spices and fresh lemon juice, this baked salmon comes out moist and very delicious. Gluten-free, low-carb and so good for you!
- 3-4 small Salmon fillets
- 1 teaspoon Curry powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black Pepper
- 3 teaspoons Olive oil (and a little extra for greasing the baking dish)
- Freshly squeezed Lemon juice, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Clean the salmon and dry then and place in a greased baking dish. Mix the spices with the olive oil in a small bowl. Brush or rub the salmon with the spice mix. Generously squeeze some lemon juice on each fillet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon. It is cooked when the skin looks opaque and the skin flakes easily when poked.
- Once you take the salmon out of the oven, immediately season the fish with salt to taste. Serve with some green vegetables and rice or cooked quinoa on the side.
- The salmon may also be broiled for about 10-12 minutes and 5 1/2 inches away from the heating element, if that method is preferred.
Yield: 3-4 Salmon fillets
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10-12 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Paprika on salmon is so good. I love quick and easy week night meals like these.
I want this for dinner!!! Looks amazing – salmon is my very favorite!
Dear Abigail, your baked salmon sounds perfect and so flavorful. Such a wonderful meal. xo, Catherine
This looks wonderful! My husband loves salmon. I think we need to try this. Thanks!
This looks like an elegant dinner, but simple enough to make on a weekday. What a great idea – I usually grill salmon plain with just a bit of dill and lemon, but now maybe I'll try to spice it up.
I love the addition of curry, because curry is an amazing way to spice up your dishes! Fantastic recipe as always, Abby!
I'm crazy about the flavors in this salmon dish; your photos are just lovely as well!
Love the combo of flavors in the rub you used. I love salmon, but only have a few good ways to look it – looking forward to trying this method 😀
Love the look of the spice on the salmon.
I love serving nutritious salmon recipes! And I really appreciate how quick and easy this recipe is! Definitely do-able for busy weeknights, yet elegant enough for a no-stress dinner party recipe! Wonderful! Definitely pinning this to remember and to share! 😀 ~Shelley
Baked salmon is a staple in my house! So easy and so flavorful!
Asian flavors work so deliciously with salmon! What a perfect dinner!
Another great recipe baked from your heart to mine xoxo
Great flavors, I really need to try this recipe.
We are all very fond of salmon here and this one looks like something we would be very happy to try!
The rub on the salmon looks wonderful…so much added flavor!
Abby, your salmon looks absolutely mouthwatering!
I love the rub your using. Your salmon looks so pretty and delectable. My sons would be over the moon for this meal!
I have always heard that Curry spice makes fish taste delicious. Your recipe looks amazing and I love the vibrant red color.
now this is our kind of dinner! We eat salmon every week, so I am always looking for new, easy ways to make it. Will be adding this to try for sure!
This looks great! We've recently learned that we like salmon, so I'm on the lookout for new recipes and ways to try it. Thanks for this!
I am very picky about my fish! It has to have the proper seasoning or I think it's too fishy! This recipe sounds PERFECT!
Spice rubs are so easy to toss together. I love your version with turmeric and black pepper. Super healthful not to mention all those Omega 3's in the salmon. Delish.
Wow Abby, I love the spice rub on this filet. I can image how delicious it is.
I love salmon and this sounds like a great recipe!
What a wonderful, healthful meal—gorgeous colors!
This looks really tasty, and really moist!
I make salmon once or twice a week — it's my favorite! Yours looks incredible with all of those warm spices!