Cold Roasted Moroccan Spiced Salmon

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This easy dry rub blasts the fish with unique Middle Eastern flair and is perfect paired with other cold sides and salads. Roast it in the morning to enjoy cold with your guests that evening. Any variety of salmon, or even trout, works; cooking time remains the same as long as the cut is about one-inch thick. It may seem like a lot of seasonings to use on one cut of meat, but cold meat can lose flavor, so the idea is to blast it with flavors from the beginning. If cold fish isn't your thing, refrigerate it and bring it to room temperature to serve.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 12 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon mustard powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 2 pounds (1-inch thick) boneless, skin-on center-cut salmon fillets

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon, cumin, salt, ginger, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, allspice, and sugar; set aside.

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil, then spray with nonstick cooking spray. Rinse the salmon with cold water and pat dry. Lightly sprinkle the skin with the spice mix, then place the salmon skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the remaining spice mix evenly over the salmon. Allow the salmon to come to room temperature, 30 to 40 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  4. Sprinkle the salmon with lime juice and roast in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. The salmon will still be rare when removed from the oven, but will continue to cook as it rests. After 15 minutes, wrap the fish tightly with foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
10g Fat
2g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 755mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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