Spiced Salmon Fillets

Everyone in our house loves salmon so we eat it almost every week. This easy spiced salmon is a great weeknight meal that I serve with rice, veggies and occasionally onion bhajis when I have the time. I love the flavour of Garam Masala and even though I can make the spice mix from scratch I keep a jar of pre-made mix in the cupboard for a quick weeknight meal. The spices in garam masala are good for digestion, blood pressure and reducing inflammation so coupled with the nutritional power of salmon this meal does your body lots of good.

Post-Natal Superfood Profile: Spice
Certain spices contain chemical compounds that aid brain function and repair. The post-baby brain works extremely hard and spices help support the changes that happen.

Serves 2 Adults & 2 Kids

500g salmon
1 tbsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
35g unsalted butter

  • If you want edible crispy skin then scrape all the scales off with a sharp knife, otherwise just dry the salmon with paper towel. Mix together the garam masala and salt then sprinkle onto a plate and coat the salmon, rubbing the mix into the skin.
  • Divide the salmon into 4 fillets then rub a little mix onto the cut sides. Melt the butter in a large skillet over a medium high heat and once it’s foaming add the salmon, skin down to the pan. Gently press the salmon flesh so that the skin is flush with the pan.
  • Cook until the flesh is cooked halfway up (about 5 minutes) then turn off the heat, carefully turn over the fillets and leave in the pan for 1-2 minutes to cook in the residual heat. Serve with rice and vegetables.


Published by One Tough Cooker

I'm the writer at One Tough Cooker. My experience with post-natal depression has shaped my appreciation for the family cook. We make thousands of meals to feed our families' tummies, hearts and minds.

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