Spicy Roasted Salmon

SPICY ROASTED SALMON is a tasty way to prepare salmon. Poached or pan fried salmon is so tedious, tiresome and boring. Coat your salmon with a spicy rub before roasting it. You can make extra rub and store it to use later on a roasted acorn squash. (This is a healthy alternative to the usual brown sugar and butter coating for squash.)

1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp sugar substitute (optional)
2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp dried chipotle or cayenne pepper
1Tablespoon grated lime rind

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Place fish skin side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Mix spices and place on top of salmon.
Roast in center of oven 8 to 10 minutes until done.

spicy_salmon-rubThe rub is enough for 4 salmon fillets.
I use half of the rub and I roast 2 salmon fillets.
I have one for dinner and then have the other one cold for lunch a few days later.
You are busy.
You don’t have time to cook each and every meal.
I store the rest of the rub to use for a roasted acorn squash that I will make at a later date.
These ingredients store very well in your pantry.

So how do you tell if your fish is done?
Do you flake it to see?
Have you ever had a restaurant serve a piece of fish where the sides have been cut to see if it is done?
Drop a paring knife into the middle of the fish from a height of about 6 to 8 inches.
If it goes through the fish, it is done.
If it meets resistance, return it to the oven and roast a few more minutes.
Please do not overcook this wonderful salmon.
You may just as well have used canned salmon because that is what it will taste like.

You will have succulent juicy healthy salmon by following these directions!


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