Ancho-Rubbed Salmon Fillets with Lime

Ancho-Rubbed Salmon Fillets with Lime

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  • prep 10 min    cook 10 min
  • serves 4

Cut this recipe in half to prepare for Valentine’s Day or save the leftover for a delicious salmon sandwich tomorrow. You can even throw the leftovers into the morning’s scrambled eggs.


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 salmon fillet (about 1 1/2 pounds), bones removed
  • 4 lime wedges

    How to make it   20 minutes

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 500°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • 2

    In a small bowl, combine the paprika, ancho powder, salt, sugar, cumin, cinnamon, and pepper.

  • 3

    Set the salmon skin-side down on the baking sheet and coat with the oil. Scatter on the spice rub and let stand 10 minutes.

  • 4

    Roast until the salmon just begins to flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • 5

    Serve with the lime wedges for squeezing.

  • Nutritional Information(per serving)

    • Calories: 258
    • Fat: 12 g
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g
    • Cholesterol: 94 m
    • Sodium: 512 mg
    • Carbs: 2 g
    • Protein: 34 g
    • Fiber: 0 g

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