Best Salmon Rub Recipe Ever
Author: Kelly - Simple Life Mom
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
An amazing rub that brings out the flavors of the juicy salmon, while giving it a nice outside crust.
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • ¼ cup Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
When Cooking:
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • juice from one whole lemon
  1. Combine all ingredients and store in airtight jar.
To Make:
  1. Rub onto both sides of thawed or fresh salmon.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium heat and add 2-4 Tbsp coconut oil.
  3. After oil is melted and skillet is hot, gently lay salmon flat.
  4. Grill 3-5 minutes each side (depending on thickness). You will see that it is no longer bright pink, but a more opaque whitish pink. Do not over cook.
  5. Serve immediately, bringing extra lemon juice to the table (we like the added zing from the lemon).
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