Baked Spiced Salmon

Using a delicious blend of spices to season the fish plus the added fresh and tangy flavor of lemon juice makes this baked salmon so tasty! Very quick and simple to prepare this dish is perfect for busy weeknights or for Fish Fridays!

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 that I concocted and thought might 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

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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


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Clean the salmon and dry them and place them 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

Last updated on July 28th, 2023 at 08:34 pm



  1. September 25, 2015 / 4:05 am

    I want this for dinner!!! Looks amazing – salmon is my very favorite!

  2. September 25, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Dear Abigail, your baked salmon sounds perfect and so flavorful. Such a wonderful meal. xo, Catherine

  3. September 25, 2015 / 10:54 am

    This looks wonderful! My husband loves salmon. I think we need to try this. Thanks!

  4. September 25, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    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.

  5. September 25, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    I love the addition of curry, because curry is an amazing way to spice up your dishes! Fantastic recipe as always, Abby!

  6. September 25, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    I'm crazy about the flavors in this salmon dish; your photos are just lovely as well!

  7. September 25, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    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 😀

  8. September 25, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    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

  9. September 25, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    Baked salmon is a staple in my house! So easy and so flavorful!

  10. September 25, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Asian flavors work so deliciously with salmon! What a perfect dinner!

  11. September 26, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Another great recipe baked from your heart to mine xoxo

  12. September 26, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    We are all very fond of salmon here and this one looks like something we would be very happy to try!

  13. September 27, 2015 / 12:04 am

    The rub on the salmon looks wonderful…so much added flavor!

  14. September 27, 2015 / 4:39 am

    I love the rub your using. Your salmon looks so pretty and delectable. My sons would be over the moon for this meal!

  15. September 27, 2015 / 5:17 am

    I have always heard that Curry spice makes fish taste delicious. Your recipe looks amazing and I love the vibrant red color.

  16. September 27, 2015 / 7:01 pm

    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!

  17. September 27, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    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!

  18. September 27, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    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!

  19. September 27, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    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.

  20. September 27, 2015 / 10:37 pm

    Wow Abby, I love the spice rub on this filet. I can image how delicious it is.

  21. September 28, 2015 / 4:02 am

    I love salmon and this sounds like a great recipe!

  22. September 28, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    This looks really tasty, and really moist!

  23. September 28, 2015 / 6:33 pm

    I make salmon once or twice a week — it's my favorite! Yours looks incredible with all of those warm spices!

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