Cumin Salmon Recipe

by Zehorit Heilicher, Tastemaker in Residence

Cumin, the king of Middle Eastern spices, joins Southwestern flavors to create a true melding of east and west: warm spices, cool salsa and mild heat – YUM! Serves 6


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2 lbs. salmon fillet, cut into Individual
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 tsp. ground cumin
2 medium limes, juiced
Salt and pepper


  1. Turn on broiler to heat.
  2. Place salmon fillets on greased cookie sheet or a sheet lined with parchment paper and drizzle 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil on each.
  3. Season each fillet with salt, pepper and 1/2 a teaspoon of the cumin. Evenly pour the lime-juice over fillets and place in the preheated oven.
  4. Broil 5" away from heat for 8-12 minutes, depending on salmon thickness. Serve immediately.
  5. The salmon can be cooked on the grill: use a whole salmon fillet, skin instead as directed, then place on medium high grill, skin down. Cook for 7-8 minutes with grille covered. Remove from heat and remove skin before cutting and serving.