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Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Cucumber Relish

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 fish fillet and about 1/2 cup relish)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. 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.

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