Sweet Citrus Spiced Salmon

October  3, 2014
4 Ratings
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

If you’re a fan of this omega-3 rich fish but prefer when it doesn't taste, well, too salmony, this Sweet Citrus Spiced Salmon recipe is for you. Salmon is marinated in pineapple and lemon juice and then baked with a sweet and spicy topping, leaving every bite the perfect blend of flavorful (but mellow) fish! —bitememore

What You'll Need
  • Citrus Marinade
  • 3/4 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6, 6 ounces salmon fillets, skin removed
  • Sweet & Spicy Topping
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. 1) In a large resealable plastic bag, combine pineapple juice, lemon juice and salmon. Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  2. 2) Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat an 11x7-inch baking dish with non- stick cooking spray.
  3. 3) For the topping, in a small bowl, combine brown sugar, lemon zest, chili powder, cumin, salt and cinnamon. Remove salmon from refrigerator and dispose of marinade. Place fillets in prepared baking dish and rub brown sugar mixture over salmon. Bake 12 minutes or until fish is flaky.

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Sue B. June 15, 2020
I have been baking salmon for a number of years. I always prefer the citrus marinades and citrus with brown sugar. I made this recipe tonight and it it THE best salmon I have ever had! The addition of the chili powder, cumin and mainly the cinnamon, gave it the most delicious sweet and spicy flavor! LOVE LOVE this recipe