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Spicy dry-rubbed baked salmon

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    Spicy dry-rubbed baked salmon Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

    This recipe uses a spice mixture without salt (sodium), making it a great option if you’re watching your sodium intake! 


    4 4-ounce fresh or frozen salmon fillets
    4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon cumin


    1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
    2. Rub 1 teaspoon of oil on a salmon fillet. Place on a small baking sheet, skin-side-down. Repeat with remaining salmon fillets.
    3. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir with a fork until well-blended. Rub each fillet with 2 teaspoons of the rub mixture. Place baking sheet in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. (Fish is done when a cooking thermometer inserted into the center of the fillet reads 145 F.)
    4. Serve warm. 

    Makes 4 servings

    Recipe contains: fish

    Carb choices per serving: 1/4


    You can leave out (or use less of) the cayenne pepper if you prefer a less-spicy tasting fish.

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