Full-flavoured salmon fillet with a tasty combination of sweet and savoury spices.
I love easy dinners. They’re simple, tasty and ready in less than 30 minutes. Sweet BBQ Rubbed Salmon is one of those guaranteed crowd-pleasing meals. You don’t need to make a sauce or marinade. You don’t even need to make a special trip to the grocery store. Just toss some simple ingredients together – a few spices with brown sugar – and rub it on your fish.
Sweet BBQ Rubbed Salmon is incredibly flavourful without being spicy. The combination of spices creates a robust, savoury salmon with a hint of sweet brown sugar.
Sweet BBQ Rubbed Salmon is made without oil or butter. Instead, it uses the fish’s natural oils to create a sauce. To make this delightful salmon, combine brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chilli powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. When it’s evenly mixed, it’s time for the salmon.
Sprinkle BBQ spices over the salmon. Once the fillet is evenly covered, gently rub the spice mixture into the salmon. This helps the spices penetrate more deeply into the fillet, creating an evenly flavoured piece of salmon. As you massage the spices into the fish, you’ll notice that some of the oils are released. When the fish bakes, more oils are released, melting the sugar and spices into a truly tasty crust.
- 1 pound salmon, fillets
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chilli powder, salt and pepper.
- Place salmon on a baking pan covered with parchment paper. Cover with BBQ spices. Gently rub the spices into the salmon, covering the top and the sides.
- Bake salmon for 10 to 12 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.
- Plate and enjoy!
If you love salmon, you may also enjoy Panko Pistachio Crusted Salmon
Have you tried Sweet BBQ Rubbed Salmon? What’s your favourite fish dish?