Indian-Spiced Salmon (Pareve)

Indian Spiced Salmon

The Spruce / Miri Rotkovitz

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
260 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 260
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 406mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 482mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 (113-gram or 170-gram) portions.


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 grams) salmon fillet, skin removed, cut into portions if desired

  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 lime, half of it juiced and half cut into wedges for serving

  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F / 220 C.

  3. Place the fish in a baking dish slightly larger than the fillet(s).

  4. Sprinkle the fish evenly with the garam masala.

  5. Whisk together the lime juice, soy sauce, and maple syrup and pour over the fish.

  6. 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.)

  7. Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy.

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