Prep Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

Spice up fish night by giving salmon a delectable 4-ingredient rub before cooking. A quick quinoa-vegetable salad rounds out the meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Place fish, skin sides down, on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Combine remaining ingredients except lime wedges; sprinkle over fish. Broil 7 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Step 3

Quinoa-vegetable salad: Combine 1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth and 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa in a medium saucepan; bring mixture to a boil. Cover and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini and 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Ratings & Reviews

skspillman's Review

May 28, 2009
This was really good! I brushed a tablespoon of olive oil over the four salmon steaks, and I doubled the spice rub. The suggested quinoa salad is really good too! I used dried chives this time in the quinoa salad but will probably use fresh chives next time. I will definitely make this again.

Something Wrong Under the Broiler

October 26, 2015
I had the same problem as Audball82 -- the rub totally blackened under the broiler.  Still, it had good flavor.

morisot's Review

September 05, 2014
Good taste and not complicated at all. Definitely use 2T of grated lime rind (about 2 small limes). I only had one and I couldn't taste the lime. Even 2T may not be enough as I couldn't get the rub to spread on all of the salmon filets. I served this with salad and rice pilaf.

daneanp's Review

August 04, 2014
Simple and flavorful - I grilled the salmon and used a little extra garlic. I would serve this to guests but it is easy enough for every day.

Scorpio102384's Review

October 12, 2012

Faintgirl83's Review

October 25, 2011
Nice tangy fish, quinoa a bit bland - I added some extra lime juice and it was a bit better.

carolfitz's Review

May 17, 2011
Incredibly easy & superfast. The lime/garlic/peppercorn was perfect on the salmon. Made the recommended hot salad before the fish went under the broiler, subbing basmati for the quinoa. Served with wilted spinach. Excellent meal.

Belladonna714's Review

March 24, 2010
This was so easy and truly a delicious way to prepare salmon, the lime added such great flavor. Served with recommended quinoa-vegetable salad, which was soooo good. Would definetly make this again.

Megacoolmom's Review

March 19, 2010
This was a big hit with my husband and 14 year old son. They both had seconds. EXCELLENT!!

SnickelFritz's Review

August 25, 2009
Followed the recipe as directed and it came out wonderful! It is full of flavor and will become a summertime favorite for our family. It is also incredibly easy to make. Served this dish with a brown rice pilaf and broccoli.