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Moist baked salmon flavored with a Mediterranean Spice Rub produces a salmon dish with a unique savory flavor. You will have a delicious salmon meal ready in just about 30 minutes.
You might also like my recipe for Easy Oven Baked Salmon.
Salmon is one of my favorite fish dishes. I love that you can change the flavor of the salmon by applying a spice rub. I like to make a rub of commonly used Mediterranean Spices, along with a bit of brown sugar.
This mixture creates a flavorful and healthy meal.
Read more about the health benefits and uses of spices and herbs in my post on Mediterranean Spices.
- olive oil
- brown sugar
- salt and pepper
How to Prepare
Preheat oven to 350F.
Choose fresh salmon from the seafood counter at your local grocery store. You can also use frozen salmon. Let frozen salmon thaw to room temperature.
Place a large piece of foil in the pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.
Lemons add a fresh flavor and enhance the flavor of salmon and spices. Slice thinly and place in the bottom of the pan on foil.
Lay salmon filets on lemon slices.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil into the salmon prior to adding the spice rub.
The rub consists of a mixture of Mediterranean Spices including paprika, allspice, cardamom, coriander, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Sprinkle over top of salmon.
Wrap salmon in foil with lemon, olive oil, and spices. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes until the inner temperature reaches 140-145F. Enjoy.
Success Tip: Check the temperature of your salmon to make sure it is cooked but not overcooked. Ideally, it is recommended to cook salmon to 145F, but I like cooking to 140 F. It will continue to cook when you remove it from the oven.
I use a temperature probe (ad#) like this one to make sure I get it just right.
What to Serve With Salmon
Salmon is wonderful with a fresh green salad, dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Also, include a side of Healthy Wild Rice.
You might also like a flavorful year-round Vegetable Couscous Pasta Salad in place of rice.
Another salad alternative might be an Apple Pecan Salad with a Raspberry Vinegarette.
Not sure about the Mediterranean Spice Rub? Take a peek at my recipe for Easy Oven Baked Salmon.
June 2021 Update: Post updated with ingredients and preparation details.