Salmon with Spicy BBQ Rub

13 Dec

My husband used to eat only grouper, but over the years he has learned to enjoy salmon. Since I do not eat meat, I cook salmon on daily basis and have a load of simple recipes. Salmon is easy to cook. At the store, look for salmon that does not have any gray edges. You want your fish fresh and firm. I usually buy little under half a pound of fish per person. If you plan to grill the fish leave the skin on. However,  I usually leave skin on even if I bake it because the skin helps to keep the fish moist.

  • salmon filet
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • rind from one lemon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all the seasonings together. Score the fish with sharp knife if it is a thick fillet. Rub the ingredients into fish. If using skinned fillet, rub on both sides of the fish. Cook the fish in 400 degree oven skin side up about 20 minutes. If grilling, grill fish skin side down until top flakes open.
Pull the skin off the fish and  place it on a plate with the seasoning side up.
This seasoning is also good with scallops.
You can mix the seasoning together few days before, but add the lemon zest when you get ready to use it.
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