This salmon dry rub takes salmon fillets from delicious to incredibly delicious! The rub has a subtle sweetness from brown sugar, a little bit of heat from crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper and a nice savory background flavor from garlic powder, oregano and salt.
Why make this recipe:
This brown sugar salmon rub adds incredible flavor to salmon fillets without taking away from the already delicious flavor of salmon. It adds that final touch that makes a salmon meal special.
Ingredient notes & substitutions:
- You can use either light or dark brown sugar for this salmon rub. (The only difference between light and dark brown sugar is the amount of molasses. Dark brown sugar contains more molasses than light brown sugar and yields a slightly deeper flavor in this spice rub.)
How to make it:
- Add all ingredients to a small jar, put on the lid and shake well until well combined.
How to use this dry rub:
- Brush the flesh of salmon fillets with a mild olive oil, then rub the flesh with the dry rub.
- Transfer the fillets to a lightly oiled baking sheet (skin-side down) and place in the fridge while you prepare the broiler:
- Place an oven rack about 6 inches below the broiler element and pre-heat the broiler for 10 minutes.
- Broil the fillets until cooked (8 to 10 minutes).
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Salmon Dry Rub
- measuring spoons
- small glass jar with lid
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons light or dark brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
- Add all dry rub ingredients to a small jar, put on the lid and shake very well until all ingredients are well combined.
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