Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baked Cajun Rubbed Salmon

J loves seafood. I am picky about it. But I've resolved to be better about making fish not only since its so good for you, but also because my dear J loves it so and I wish I could be not so finicky about it.

Last week when I went to the grocery store their fresh, never frozen salmon steaks looked so perfectly pink (and I love pink!). I bought three and brought them home to make them yummy and yummy they were!

  • 1 salmon steak, fresh not frozen, per person or serving. (J eats two so I got three) 
  • Drizzle of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large lemon
For the rub:
  • 1/4 cup ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano 
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. While the oven is heating, combine all of the spices in a bowl and whisk together. 
  3. Rip pieces of foil that are twice the size of the filets. (One per filet) 
  4. Place the salmon in the center of the foil (as seen in picture below).
  5. Drizzle worcestershire sauce over the top of each filet. 
  6. Rub top of salmon with spice blend. (There will be extra, it's GREAT on steak too!) 
  7. Cut lemon in half and squeeze over the salmon. 
  8. Close up the foil around the spiced filets and place on a baking sheet. 
  9. Cook for 20 minutes. 
  10. Remove from the oven. 
  11. Unwrap and slice the lemon in half (or more parts for more filets!) and squeeze the juice over the fish.
  12. Enjoy! 

J was going to make a sauce to put on it and I said to just try it before he made anything... He did, it was so moist and tender the sauce idea was scrapped and he ate as is! I even really liked it and I'm not a huge lover of fish! 


everyone calls me bon bon said... Best Blogger Tips

YUM! We love salmon! This sounds great. Lots of flavor:-) xoxo

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I love salmon and this seems like such an easy way to change up my regular recipe! Looks DELISH! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

briarrose said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore cajun seasoning....this looks wonderful.

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks and sounds DELICIOUS! And you two are just about the cutest couple I've ever seen! :)

Ashley Slater said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty sure this is now on the menu for the week! YUM!

Kitchenarian said... Best Blogger Tips

I love salmon - this looks great. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks delicious!

Also thanks for the comment on my blog!! Love your guys are the cutest couple!