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!

Salmon Saltimbocca Recipe


4 slices of prosciutto or pancetta
2 salmon fillets
fresh sage leaves
olive oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Lay 2 slices of prosciutto or pancetta on a board, overlapping lengthwise.
Place a piece of salmon on one short end.
Place 3 or 4 sage leaves on the salmon.
Roll the prosciutto around the salmon until completely wrapped.
Place all wrapped salmon pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until done.

HAT2FOOD TIP: Bake 2 pieces of salmon and keep the second one to have for lunch later on in the week.
It is better than most foods that you can buy for lunch.
It is nutritious and so tasty. You will enjoy it even cold.

Salmon Saltimbocca

IMG_3500A SPLENDID SINGLE SERVING: This is possibly my favourite way to enjoy salmon.  It is so fast and easy to prepare. And so tasty. After all, who doesn’t like bacon? The prosciutto of course is a very thin version of bacon. It has just enough salt that I don’t add any to this dish. I will usually have prosciutto in my fridge as it comes in those self sealing bags.  Often I don’t have fresh sage so I just so it without or add whatever fresh herb that I happen to have on hand to give it just a little more flavour and also the micronutrient benefits of the herb. I bake rather than fry the salmon. It is easier. Just PUT ON THE TIMER as you are getting out the cutlery and any side dishes.

RECIPE: Salmon Saltimbocca

HAT2YOUR FOOD TIP: Speaking of sides, I will put my vegetables right on the same roasting pan as the salmon. Saves dishes and clean up.  In this case, it was asparagus with olive oil and a sprinkling of cherry tomatoes.  Sun dried tomatoes are also tasty.  Some feta cheese sprinkled on the asparagus would be good if you have it. Yummy!

NOTE: For the single serving super food lovers: Love this dish – bake 2 salmon and refrigerate 1 salmon to enjoy cold for another day.