Gene's Salmon Rub

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Julesong

My friend Gene here in the Puget Sound (who also happens to be my ex) made a wonderfully delicious King salmon recently, and I pried this rub recipe out of him. ;) All the amounts are approximate... he adds necessary amounts by aroma.

Top Review by Davidryanree

I have a very similar recipe with excellent results. Use... 1 TBL brown sugar 1/2 TBL kosher salt 1/2 TBL pepper 1/2 TBL smoked paprika 1/2 TBL Dried Thyme Slowly add just enough olive oil to moisten mixture. Add mix to meat side of salmon fillet. Grill on skin side for 5 minutes. Grill on seasoned side for 4 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Use as a rub on your approx 12-lb prepared salmon half.
  3. Note: Gene rubbed the salmon with the above and baked it with a drizzle of olive oil in one of those handy baking-bags and it was moist and delicious!
  4. Note 2: he mentioned that he used "regular" paprika because he was out of smoked paprika - I would've used sweet Hungarian and smoked Spanish, myself.

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