Indian-Spiced Salmon (Pareve)

Indian Spiced Salmon. © 2014 Miri Rotkovitz
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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This Indian-Spiced Salmon recipe is a snap to put together on busy nights -- it takes just a few minutes to prepare, and about 15 minutes to cook. But thanks to a sprinkling of the deliciously complex spice blend known as garam masala, this dish has nuanced flavor that belies its simple preparation.

Ingredient Note: Garam masala is a fragrant, warming spice blend that is used widely in Indian cuisine. There are many variations on the basic recipe, but coriander, cumin, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves are often included. You can find prepared garam masala in the spice aisle of many supermarkets, or you can make your own.

Tip: For casual meals served family-style, I like to use a single larger piece of fish in this recipe. But if you're serving a more formal meal to guests, you can have your fishmonger cut the salmon into individual 4- or 6-ounce (113g or 170g) portions.

What You'll Need

  • 1.5 pounds (24 oz or 680 g) salmon fillet, skin removed, cut into individual portions if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, plus additional lime wedges for serving
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

How to Make It

1. Preheat the oven to 425° F (220° C). Place the fish in a baking dish slightly larger than the fillet(s).

2. Sprinkle the fish evenly with the garam masala. Whisk together the lime juice, soy sauce, and maple syrup and pour over the fish.

3. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and roast for 12 to 15 minutes, basting once or twice with the pan juices, or just until the salmon flesh is opaque in the center and the fish flakes easily with a fork.

(The thickness of the fillets will determine how long the fish takes to cook.) Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 243
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 381 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 28 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)