Cumin Coriander Crusted Salmon

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

When I saw this recipe in the March issue of Cooking Light I knew that this would be a hit....I was just suprised on how much! My DH and DD are not keen on cilantro, but they were really impressed with this recipe. It is fast, easy and I would definately serve this to company. I served this with garlic scented brown jasmin rice and roasted beets. Devine!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cilantro shallots, oil, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl, stirring to form a paste. (can be made ahead of time).
  2. Place fish, skin side down, in a shallow baking dish. Coat with cilantro mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400.
  4. Arrange fish on the rack of a roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. Serve with lemon wedges.
  6. Note: The recipe called for 2 tsp oil, but with the fish being as oily as it is, you can get away with 1 teaspoons.
Most Helpful

This was wonderful! We mixed the spices just as directed, but used it all on 2 5oz salmon fillets. We also didn't have time to marinate, so we mixed it up, topped the salmon and baked. The flavor was excellent! I'm sure marinating would make this recipe even better, but it's nice to know that we can still make this even if we're short on time. Thanks Abby Girl - we'll make this one often!!

Kohtzy August 02, 2008

This was very tasty. Having read the previous review, I made the whole recipe, even though I had only 12 oz of salmon. I think that was a good amount of topping, just enough to form a "crust," in my opinion. YMMV :)

Kitty Z April 16, 2007

I put the whole amount of spices on one little 6-ounce fillet. It was delicious! I'm eating it right now for my lunch as I type this. I did cut the salt in half though. The whole recipe on one little piece is not over powering, either. If you have 24 ounces of salmon, I would at least triple this recipe. The little spritz of lemon at the end tantalizes your taste buds with this herb mixture. Thanks for another way to enjoy one of my favorite kinds of fish.

luvmybge March 11, 2007