Friday, August 9, 2019

Caribbean Spice-Roasted Salmon

Here’s a quick and easy summer fish recipe. It crawled out of a box I was sorting (that's happening a lot these days), but it has absolutely no attribution on it, so I guess it’s mine. If you have some nice fish, it's a simple tasty dinner!

Caribbean Spice-Roasted Salmon


2 half-pound fresh salmon fillets (skin on)
1 Tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp ground allspice
1 clove minced or pressed garlic if you want
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Salt and pepper to taste


Coat a large ovenproof skillet with a thin film of cooking oil and place it over medium-high heat.

In a small bowl, combined the brown sugar, coriander, cumin, allspice, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice. Add pepper to taste if you want.

Rub the spice mixture evenly on the salmon fillets.

Place the salmon fillets in the skillet, skin side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until well browned. Turn them over and cook for 2-3 minutes to brown the other side.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 8 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.

Transfer the cooked fillets to individual places and serve with lemon wedges.

You can use whatever spices you like, and increase the amounts for a bit more punch. Just don't overcook the fish--the short cooking keeps it tender and moist.


  1. Sounds yummy, Sheila! Allspice is a classic Caribbean spice and quite a delight -- but not something typically put on fish. Good find!

  2. "Just don't overcook the fish--the short cooking keeps it tender and moist."
    An important reminder.

  3. Thank you. I think my husband would love this.

  4. We love Caribbean flavored dishes. (I made some delicious Jerk Country Pork Ribs in the Instant Pot a few days ago, yum!) Thanks for the inspiration for fish, Sheila!