Spice-Rubbed Roasted Salmon with Lemon-Garlic Spinach

  • jjfadoosh Posted: 05/19/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    you must try this one! I never would have thought that cin. and salmon would be good--actually, it was insanely delicious! I disagree about the onions. coat the fish on both sides and the onions get sweet and carmelized. I did it on an indirrect heat gril and my house didn;t smell like fish after!

  • carolfitz Posted: 09/28/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Made to recipe, except zapped the sweet onions for 1min in the microwave. Spice rub a great complement to the fish. Bright lemon flavor on the spinach and really attractive presentation.

  • hwinte87 Posted: 01/30/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is delicious!! I did not make the spinach because I didn't have any on hand. I was mainly looking for a great way to season salmon, and this definitely fits the bill! The seasons blend very well together, and I loved the cilantro on top at the end. Great dish that I am excited to share with family and friends!

  • Flits21 Posted: 04/02/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Great spice rub. Will make again definitely but probably without the onions. They tasted too fishy and did not seem to add much.. Forgot to serve with cilantro. made half the recipe served with mashed yukon golds and the spinach as directed (minus the lemon juice and used regular spinach) Even my non-fish eating husband thought it was great. Really good spices for salmon's richness..

  • adventurecook Posted: 11/19/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    The combination of spices for the rub are very delicious on the salmon. I did need to cook my fillet a little longer to fully cook the salmon. The onions were sweet and I added those to some leftover rice I had on hand and served with the fish and spinach. My husband even commented again this a.m. that he thought the meal was outstanding.

  • flowerpot916 Posted: 01/28/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Very good recipe! My husband and I both enjoyed the salmon and spinach. The leftover salmon was delicious served cold over a salad. Will definitely make again!

  • bschwarz Posted: 10/26/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    excellent dinner. suitable for company. easy yummy. followed recipe

  • hikerinCo Posted: 02/22/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    My family complemented dinner, which is very rare and yes I would make it again. I would make it as an everyday meal. Yes, I eliminated one ingredient, coriander, and still turned out delicious.

  • Jajooo Posted: 11/09/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe is deceptively simple but very delicious, I made it exactly as written and will definitely make again.

  • stimply Posted: 11/22/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    So easy and so delicious! The seasonings were great. I had the exact amount of fish but needed twice the amount of seasoning. The lemon on the spinach brightened up the dish perfectly. I would recommend a squirt of lemon on the fish as well. We served with dill carrots, which went surprisingly well and some garlic roasted potatoes. Great dish for company -- very little effort, lot of enjoyment.

  • 1957gigi Posted: 03/24/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I don't like roasted fish, so I used the spices as a rub on individual filets. I doubled the amount of spice and added 1/2 t. brown sugar, then allowed the flavors to sit for an hour. I pan-seared them in a 2 t. hot olive oil about 4-5 minutes a side, removed them and added the onions to the hot pan to saute in the spices, adding the spinach at the very end. I plated the fish on the bed of onions and spinach and deglazed the pan with a splash of chardonnay and lemon juice, served with tabouleh salad and slice avacado. Excellent!

  • Naturelina Posted: 11/26/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Very simple and easy to make. I chose this recipe as part of my ThanksGiving dinner. I recommend this dish to all my friends.

  • cookinmd Posted: 03/20/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious. I would recommend microwaving the onions for a minute or two first--they were underdone. I used sweet onions. Wonderful! As per a previous review, I covered for the first 10 minutes with foil, and it stayed very moist. I topped with some of the onions, the cilantro, and served with lemon wedges. I mixed the rest of the onions with the spinach. Will definitely make again. Fancy enough for company, but easy enough for every day.

  • mjmayinsf Posted: 04/20/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious! We cut the fish down to 4 servings, but kept the same amount of spice mixture and spinach. The spice was just right and we could have used even more spinach!

  • AColette Posted: 12/26/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Absolutely delicious! Made it for Christmas dinner. Everyone loved it. It needed about 10 minutes longer in the oven, but turned out great. Highly recommend for a special occasion or for a week night meal.

  • koriander Posted: 10/01/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Well, after reading the reviews, I am definately outnumbered rating this recipe! I did the recipe as is, but used a smaller portion of salmon. It went well with the riesling, which is the reason I picked the recipe. However, I found it bland rather than strongly seasoned. The onions would have been better carmalized, perhaps? The spinach was bitter, but I might have had a bad batch of spinach. True test? My husband wouldn't finish it. I will try the leftover salmon over a salad. Too many other salmon recipes to bother with this one again.

  • terrapearson Posted: 03/07/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made this for my husband and mother for dinner and we all loved it! I am not a big salmon fan, so anytime I find a recipe I like I get so excited! I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try!

  • GODIVA1963 Posted: 02/15/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    OUTSTANDING!

  • quomodo Posted: 07/11/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Omitted cilantro as I didn't have any and don't like it much anyway. Only one small issue -- I wished I had a bit more spinach to go with the salmon. But on the whole this was absolutely delicious and easy, and turned out great!

  • Vangie73 Posted: 07/31/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This salmon recipe is awesome and is a keeper. I just did the rub, caramelized the onions before adding it with the salmon, and grilled the salmon keeping it covered in aluminum foil. Delicious!

  • whitneypink Posted: 10/04/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe was great! It was quick & easy for someone who is learning how to cook! My husband loved it and has requested I make it. Definitely doing again!

  • tara31 Posted: 11/05/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Made exactly as directed and served with Apple-Turnip Mashed Potatoes. The flavors complemented one another perfectly!

  • KatieInPhilly Posted: 01/29/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is one of my go-to salmon recipes. I frequently make it for weeknight dinner but would also make for guests. The onions come out sweet and are amazing with the spinach. I make as-written except with a 1 lb fillet. This also comes together so quickly, put the spice rub and sliced onions together while the oven preheats. After the fish goes in, I put together CL's Creamy Parmesan Orzo, and do the spinach at the end.

  • melwl4 Posted: 01/24/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious, quick and it couldn't be much easier!

  • dposzywak Posted: 11/28/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Excellent recipe! Shef D

  • maybek8e Posted: 04/05/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    When did this recipe come out? 4 years ago? Anyway, I have been making this recipe at least once per month since the recipe was first listed in Cooking Light. It is so quick and easy and tasty, I cannot brag about it enough. There is also something about the onions roasting in the pan with the salmon, they come out so sweet, crisp and tasty as well. This recipe is a must try at least once for anyone who looks at the recipe and contimplates making it. If you make enough to have leftovers for lunch the following day (like I normally do), reheat it in your toaster oven at work. It comes out the best that way. Microwaved fish is never a good idea..

  • icancookthat Posted: 04/16/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I loved the flavors in this dish! The lemon added a nice tanginess to the spinach, which was a great contrast to the sweet caramelized onions. To check out my post about this recipe and see step-by-step photos go to: http://www.icancookthat.org/2011/12/spice-rubbed-salmon-with-lemon-garlic.html

  • aregister Posted: 08/13/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    My favorite part of the recipe were the onions...NEVER thought they would turn out so delicious and caramelized by roasting under the fish. The spices were different...not what I am used to using with salmon (I usually stick with the standby of lemon and dill)...but it was very good. I don't know if this will become a standby recipe for my family but we'd definitely use it perhaps once a month or so. My kids liked it too.

  • TianaD Posted: 10/10/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I've made this at least three times since I found the recipe. The spice rub is amazing and goes well with the lemon garlic spinach. I do cut the cooking time down by five minutes, but my husband and I prefer our fish slightly less done. He loved this recipe the first time I made it, and it is quickly becoming one of my favorite salmon recipes...so quick and easy, too!

  • salsachick Posted: 04/06/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Absolutely delicious! Used Lawry's Seasoned Salt in place of the salt & paprika. Also omitted the coriander since didn't have any on hand. It still turned out great and will definitely make again!

  • Renee5732 Posted: 05/23/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious, easy salmon! Ommitted the corriander.

  • jlchiquita Posted: 10/10/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    So easy, so delicious! I will be making this recipe again!

  • CDLindwall Posted: 07/24/14
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    One of my new favorites. The salmon has a perfect spiciness, and the spinach is wonderfully flavored. I will definitely be making this again. So healthy, too!

  • BuddingFoodie Posted: 11/18/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe was not a hit with my family, and it will not make it into my repeat pile. I thought the spices on the salmon were interesting, but they proved polarizing among my diners. Specifically, my husband hated them. Perhaps the flavors are richer when the fish is grilled or cooked on cedar planks (as other reviewers cooked it), but simply rubbing on spices and baking the fish made it seem dry--I think the rub might've worked better if the spices had been mixed with olive oil and painted on the salmon. The onions didn't seem to add any flavor to the fish, and were bland and boring on their own. Finally, the spinach has potential, but be warned: It cooks way, way down. Two 6 ounce boxes are hardly enough for four side dishes, per the recipe serving size. Taste the spinach as you go to avoid adding too much lemon.

  • misailedes Posted: 08/12/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Great rub, we really enjoyed it. Grilled the fish on cedar planks but really enjoyed the flavor!

  • 104jewel Posted: 12/01/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This review is for the rub only. It was really good. I'm glad that I added ~ 1/8 c olive oil to the spices, which kept the salmon tender. I won't bother with the onions next time as they burned :-( This is a really nice alternative to the common teriyaki/soy sauce based marinades. Next time i may double the amt of rub., I subbed smoked paprika for the regular paprika. Great dish!!!!

  • Larawithoutau1 Posted: 12/01/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is going to be a new one in our weekly salmon rotation. The spinach was so good, I'm looking forward to preparing this again (even without the salmon). I think the cooking time was either just a bit long or too hot, but otherwise a great recipe which will be a repeat for sure, such a nice blend of spices I wouldn't have thought to have put together with salmon. Served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

  • RolandS Posted: 12/20/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Easy and yet very flavorful. The lemon spinach goes great with the other spices. With any fish be careful to test so as not to overlook as my large filet was done in 16 minutes. The complex favors may not be great to serve with kids.

advertisement

More From Cooking Light