Spice-Rubbed Lemon Barbecue Salmon

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://simplydeliciousbymartha.blogspot.com/2010/01/spice-rubbed-lemon-barbecue-salmon.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


Two 6-ounce salmon fillets, patted dry
Barbecue seasoning of your choice (I used Buzz Rubb, which includes brown sugar,
Kosher salt or sea salt
2 teaspoons barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 lemon, zested


Place the salmon fillets on a greased, foil-lined baking sheet.
Rub the top of the salmon with the barbecue seasoning. Let sit for 10 minutes while you preheat the broiler.
Place the baking sheet 4" - 6" from the heating element and broil for 6 - 8 minutes, until cooked through.
Remove from the broiler and let sit 5 minutes.
Combine the sauce ingredients (barbecue sauce, hoisin sauce, honey and lemon zest) in a small bowl.
Spoon the sauce into a small ziplock bag and squeeze down to the corner of the bag. Cut off a very small portion of the corner of the bag and squeeze the sauce generously over the salmon.
Serve with a lemon wedge.



If you're unsure about cooking seafood, here's a foolproof way to make a delicious salmon dinner in a matter of minutes. Once upon a time, I wasn't sure about how to cook seafood, but after realizing it's about as easy as boiling water for a pot of pasta, I'm happy to make fish or shellfish any day of the week.

I made a sweet barbecue glaze for the salmon. You could also do something creamy, like a lemony-mayonnaise. Use this recipe as a guideline, and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Tonight I served the salmon with a side dish of taboulleh, which I purchased at Whole Foods earlier in the week. Rice, steamed vegetables or even coleslaw would be great accompaniments to this dish.


2 , can be doubled


Friday, February 19, 2010 - 8:54am

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