Dry Rubbed Roasted Salmon
Dry Rubbed Roasted Salmon (Paula Shoyer)
active: 1 hr
This recipe started out as one thing and then turned into something else. My plan was to coat fresh salmon with the spices that are used to cure pastrami. I rubbed my spice mix on the fish and even then I noticed that it was not very black and pastrami-like. After letting the rub sit on the salmon for a while, I simply baked it in the oven. It was only when it was done, and I'd taken it out of the oven, that I realized I'd never added any oil to the fish or the pan! I served it anyway and it was flavorful and moist, without any fat, other than what was naturally in the fish. Feel free to add more black peppercorns to the spice mix if you want more kick.
Advance Prep: Spice mix may be made 1 week in advance; fish may be cooked 1 day in advance