Spiced Grilled Salmon

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Seasoning salmon with a spice rub is an easy way to pump up the flavor. This recipe is adapted from The Sustainable Kitchen: Passionate Cooking Inspired by Farms, Forests and Oceans by Stu Stein, Mary Hinds and Judith Dern.


Spice rub:
2tablespoons smoked paprika or Hungarian paprika
2teaspoons brown sugar
1teaspoon kosher salt
1/2teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2teaspoon ground ginger
1/2teaspoon cardamom, ground
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon ground cloves
1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
4-- salmon fillets (6 oz.)


  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. To prepare the spice rub, combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Rub spice mixture over top of salmon. Place salmon skin side down on plank. Place plank on grill. Cook, covered, until salmon flakes with a fork, about 10 minutes. Serve with Cucumber Mango Relish.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 580
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 26g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 220mg
  • Sodium 760mg
  • Potassium 2030mg
  • Carbohydrate 5g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 79g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 40%
  • Vitamin C 0
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 25%