Spicy Cardamom Salmon (North African Inspired)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Tinkerbell

This original recipe was created for the ZWT6 Mixing Pot Challenge, hosted by the Fish & Seafood Forum. Team X-tra Hot Dishes has lived up to it's name and just like the influential flavors of North Africa, we are spicy and energetic with a balance of zesty sweetness mixed in. This easy, yet bold-flavored rub for salmon shows off some of our best qualities!

Top Review by Queen Dana

I enjoy sweet baked goods with cardamom and I liked being able to use it in a savory dish. I loved the combination of spices but thought it over powered the salmon a little. Made for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and liberally spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place the salmon fillets, skin side down, in dish and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients (except fresh cilantro) and stir well to form a slightly dry paste.
  4. Gently rub the paste onto the salmon and bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.

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