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.

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