Herb-Encrusted Salmon

We have one food rule in our house: Dinner must be simple.

And, this is one reason why we eat seafood at least twice a week for dinner. Fish cooks so quickly and rarely needs fancy or gourmet embellishment.

I love this salmon dish. It literally takes less than 20 minutes to cook, from start to finish.

While the grill was preheating, we mixed together whatever dried herbs and spices we had on hand–this one was a mixture of sea salt, black pepper, fennel seeds, chili powder, paprikar, mustard seeds and tarragon. After drizzling a little olive oil on both sides of the salmon, we patted the herb-spice mixture on the top of the fillets and grilled for about 3-4 minutes each side, until cooked through. Seriously, the roasted broccoli and cauliflower and the baked sweet potato tots took longer to cook than the salmon.

The result? A delicious herb-encrusted salmon that paired perfectly with the veggies. Such a simple way to eat the MyPlate way!

TELL US: What are your favorite herbs and spices to use on seafood? Please share with us. We’d love to hear from you!

Posted by Rima Kleiner, MS, RD