Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Smoked Paprika Roasted Salmon

I love salmon and I love paprika so I was quite excited to give this recipe a try. It is from McCormick brand seasonings.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and lets grab some ingredients.

I got a GREAT new cutting board that covers my entire prep area from Overstock.com. I love it! I love having such a large work area. On my new cutting board there is some OJ, salmon, olive oil, thyme, brown sugar, smoked paprika, cinnamon, and some salt. The recipe also calls for spinach but I didn't have any so I just steamed some veggies in my Ziploc steam bag while the salmon cooked.

First we need to make the marinade. Mix the OJ with the thyme and olive oil.

Send the fish in for a swim.

Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to an hour.

While the fish marinates cover a baking dish in foil.

Prepare your spice rub. Mine is in a great little Pyrex refrigerator dish. The rub is the paprika, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and orange peel if you've got it. I didn't have any.

I also prepped some veggies to steam in my Ziploc steam bag.

After your fish is done marinating, get it out of the pool and into your foil lined pan.

Rub it down with the spice rub. Get it in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

While it cooked I steamed my veggies.

I sprinkled some of this delicious seasoning over them and gave them a quick toss with a tiny bit of olive oil.

The salmon came out smelling delicious.

I plated up the whole serving of salmon but ended up saving half to be stirred into a salad the next day. I really liked this dish and would love to play around with the spice rub some more to make different flavor combinations.


  1. Mmm, I love paprika but I'm not a fan of cooked salmon. I tried your roasted chicken recipe (the one with paprika all over it) and it was fabulous!

  2. I just bought some fresh salmon so I'll try this out tomorrow night...thanks !!


  3. It looks perfect! Did you wear your new smock while you cooked? Thats probably the reason it looks so good, that and your cooking skills.


  4. Yum! I see that recipe in all of my cooking magazines and always kick myself for not trying it yet! By the looks of this I will have to.