Howard L. Puckett; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: about 4 1/2 ounces)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Ratings & Reviews

lexip7's Review

November 05, 2014
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!

Renee5732's Review

July 10, 2014
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.

mandofan's Review

September 06, 2012
I've made this for dozens of folks over the years and it always gets rave reviews.

charoulli's Review

September 01, 2012
Great recipe. My fiance loved it! I didn't care as much for the spice mixture. I do want to try this with some pork or chicken, though. Served with a nice garden salad.

jneul71's Review

August 18, 2012

tara31's Review

November 05, 2011
This is an all-time favorite grilled salmon recipe. The flavors pair well with any side dishes and it's simple to make. Served with Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli with Dijon Vinaigrette.

eesti8's Review

October 02, 2011
My wife and I both liked this but if I made it again I would use less of the spice mixture, it was a little heavy.

jhvinson's Review

January 25, 2011
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.

rjgdjg's Review

August 27, 2010
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.

Empac7's Review

August 26, 2010
I didn't have any allspice so I used cinammon instead, which we thought was a great addition to the flavors. Will definitely make it again soon - very easy for a quick weeknight dinner!