Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Cucumber Relish

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Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Cucumber RelishRecipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner
The bold spice rub works well with rich-flavored salmon and would also be good on pork. Serve with delicate angel hair pasta or mashed potatoes.
4 servings (serving size: 1 fish fillet and about 1/2 cup relish)


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1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
Cooking spray
2 cups chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup prechopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon cider vinegar


Preheat broiler.

Combine first 6 ingredients, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dried thyme; rub evenly over fish. Place fish on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, cucumber, and remaining ingredients; serve with fish.

Created date

March 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 312
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Fat 13.6 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 3.3 g
Protein 37.3 g
Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 450 mg
Calcium 53 mg