The Best Salmon Seasonings

by Christina Cherrier – Apr 26, 2020
The Best Salmon Seasonings
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What is the best salmon seasoning? Salmon is a delicious ingredient packed with heart-healthy Omega 3 fats. A great salmon seasoning adds an amazing depth of flavor to your dishes. If salmon is an ingredient that hasn’t really got your favor, we’re here to conquer this culinary fear with these easy, perfect, salmon seasoning ideas.

Why making your own Salmon seasoning?

Many pre-made salmon seasonings are pretty high in salt, so the nice thing in making your own seasoning is that you know exactly what amount of salt you are using. If you need to watch or cut down on your salt intake, just remove salt entirely; your seasoning preparation will be perfect for you. Plus it takes just a few seconds to combine, and of course, it is also glutenfree!

Our 5 Best salmon seasoning ideas

We think salmon goes really well with almost any spice blend for fish you can find in stores, but these salmon seasonings are guaranteed 5 stars.

Garlic butter salmon seasoning

  • Minced fresh garlic
  • Melted butter
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

Be generous with the salt and pepper! The more fish you have, the more you need. You need two tablespoons of this seasoning for a full 1 ½ pounds of salmon.

Herbs and citrus salmon seasoning

  • Dill,
  • Parsley
  • Juice of lemon, lime, or orange. Or try all 3 together! Of these, lime is the strongest.

You can use any mix of fresh herbs and citrus you like. For best flavors, make sure to use freshly cut herbs and citrus. If you use a stronger herb like rosemary or dill, be more light-handed on the herbs.

Sweet and savory salmon seasoning

  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon zest
  • Parsley leaves, chopped
  • Thyme leaves, chopped
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

This sweet and savory salmon seasoning can be made up to 2-3 days before you plan to use it. Simply store the seasoning in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to season your salmon for cooking.

Cajun Salmon Seasoning 

Cajun seasoning is a nice addition to your seasoning arsenal. Usually used with shrimp, lobster, or various meats, Cajun seasoning can also bring salmon to a whole new level. Cajun seasoning mainly consists of the following ingredients, with a few variants:

  • Ground paprika
  • Ground cayenne pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil

Depending on what kind of paprika and cayenne pepper you use, the color of the seasoning can range from a bright orange-red to a deep brown.

Italian salmon seasoning

The main flavors of Italian seasoning remind the French Herbes de Provence, but without the addition of lavender, making it milder than its French cousin.

  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried rosemary
  • Fresh parsley
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh dill
  • Red chili flakes

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