Monday, December 17, 2012

Recipe: Julia's California Salmon Seasoning

The best and easiest way to make a stunning impression for the holidays is cooking a perfect meat dish. From my experience, this is the best salmon dish yet. It always receives rave reviews and you'll have plenty of spice left-over for future use!

This is a favorite recipe of one of my California roommate, Julia. She used the Seasoning to make this Salmon Dish at least once a week. It became VERY popular among my friends in LA and now VA.


  • 1/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of Paprika - I used Smoked Spanish Paprika. It gives the Salmon a smoked flavor.
  • 1 Teaspoon of Unsweetened Baking Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Cup of Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons of Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Coarse Sea Salt

total time:
20 minutes
Makes enough for 12 salmon filets


  • 1
    Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Pour, carefully, into an air tight container (I recommend a spice shaker with a lid on it, or an old spice container) for later use.
  • 2
    Take a piece of Salmon and thoroughly coat it in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  • 3
    Sprinkle/coat desired amount of Salmon Seasoning on the piece of Salmon. (I understand that a lot is better than a little.)
  • 4
    Place Salmon on a baking sheet covered with tinfoil (for easy clean up) skin side down.
  • 5
    Cook the Salmon at 450 degrees until done. 20 minutes for a thick, steak-like piece.


This can be pre-made and used over time. Seasoning should be kept in an
air-tight container!