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Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa

Spice Islands®

Sweet and Spicy Salmon with Grapefruit Salsa


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

4 servings


Sweet and Spicy Rub

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Paprika

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Onion Powder

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Oregano

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Thyme

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Cayenne Pepper

1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 pound (500g) salmon fillet

2 teaspoons Mazola® Corn Oil

Grapefruit Salsa

2 cups (19.5 ounce jar ) grapefruit sections OR 3 fresh grapefruits, peeled and sectioned

1/3 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper, diced


Preheat oven to 375ºF. 

Combine paprika, onion and garlic powder, salt, oregano, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper and brown sugar in a small bowl.

Cut salmon into 4 portions and brush with oil.  Distribute the rub over the salmon generously coating  all surfaces. Place salmon on a shallow baking pan with sides.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until fish flakes easily.

Coarsely chop grapefruit into bite size pieces.  Combine all salsa ingredients and serve with salmon.  Grapefruit salsa can be made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.

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