Oct 15, 2023

Spice-Crusted Roasted Salmon Fillets

Just love salmon. It's so meaty and versatile, and most importantly, it's very hard to fail a salmon recipe. As easy as simple salt and pepper, this fish is already tasty enough with just a couple basic seasonings. 

Or if you go to the complex route like the following recipe, frankly speaking, you can literally mix and match all sorts of spices and the result should still be on the delicious side.

Spice-crusted roasted salmon fillets - 

Spice-crusted roasted salmon fillets

Ingredients (for 4 fillets)?

  • 4 pieces salmon fillets
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow lemon
  • Some olive oil

Spice mix:

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/200 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with foil. Slice the lemon to wedges.

Remove the salmon fillets from the fridge and let it rest at room temperature for 5 minutes. You can simply put the salmon on top of the foil on the baking sheet. 

Mix all the ingredients listed under the "spice mix" section then rub it all over the salmon fillets. Make sure all sides, not just top and bottom, are coated with the spice mix.

Rubbing salmon fillets with spice mix

Space out the salmon on the baking sheet and drizzle some olive oil over. Place one tablespoon of butter on top of each salmon fillet.

Butter on top of salmon fillet

Into the oven for 15 minutes. Check on the fish and see if it needs couple more minutes in the oven. If unsure, you can simply roast the fish a bit longer as long as the spices are not burnt.

Spice-crusted roasted salmon fillets

Once ready, remove the baking sheet from the oven and place some lemon wedges on the side. Squeeze the lemon right before serving, it'll provide a refreshing touch to the spice-crusted fish.

Spice-crusted roasted salmon fillets

You can serve the fillets alongside some hearty salad, ideally the kind with boiled potatoes. Per my case, I prepped some steamed rice and stir-fried leafy greens instead. Remember what I said about salmon being versatile in the beginning? See how such fish turned out so well no matter it's being served as a western or Asian meal. 

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