The classic seasonings associated with beef pastrami taste fantastic on this grilled salmon. Allspice is a fairly strong spice, so if you're sensitive to its "burn," use the lesser amount. Purchase a whole center-cut salmon fillet so that it will cook more evenly than a cut that contains the thinner tail end.
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 (1 1/2-pound) center-cut salmon fillet
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
How to Make It
Combine first 7 ingredients. Place salmon fillet, skin side down, on a cutting board or work surface; brush evenly with olive oil. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over salmon; gently rub mixture into fish. Cover lightly with plastic wrap, and chill 15 minutes.
Place fish, skin side down, on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.
I don't have a grill so I used my george foreman grill. After I put the fish on the grill, I layered a piece of foil on top of the salmon and put the top of the grill down. It worked great! My husband didn't like the recipe because he doesn't like salmon, but if you like salmon, you will love this recipe! It was amazing!
Very tasty! I didn't think the spice was overpowering at all. Though I made a half recipe and rubbed some of it on two salmon fillets. It was sweet and nicely spiced. Will keep this recipe on hand for later use.
My 3rd or 4th time to make this recipe, was actually planning on making it tom. night for a couple we were having over, we checked the menu with them before I went to the store and the wife ended up not being a Salmon fan. I bought it and made it tonight for us because I had been thinking about it all day! She would like salmon if she tried this recipe.
Adding my voice to the choir of fans for this dish. Nice complex flavor (but important to apply the rub lightly) and so easy! I paired it with a chicken broth and onion rice pilaf and it made a terrific midweek dish.