A fun twist on a classic dish - this customizable and quick recipe allows you to focus less on cooking and more time with the ones you love. My niece, Jamie, shared this recipe with me and I'm excited to pass it forward to you. She and her husband, Jason, own and operate a bespoke catering, private chef, and meal delivery company based in Santa Barbara, CA, named Poe and Co.


Why We Love It

While this recipe uses our homemade barbecue spice rub, you can modify it by using your own favorite seasoning. To cook the salmon, we use our favorite type of pan -a cast iron skillet- which gives the fish a richer sense of flavor, and simplifies the entire process.


What You Need

  • 2 pounds of wild salmon, cut into four 8 ounce pieces
  • A neutral oil (such as grape seed, safflower, etc.)

    Barbecue Spice Rub (makes ½ cup)

    • ¼  cup kosher salt
    • 3 tablespoons paprika
    • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoons finely ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon dry mustard 


      1. Add 2 tablespoons of oil to your cast iron skillet and place on oven rack. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit with the pan inside.
      2. Rub barbecue seasoning on the fleshy side of the salmon. If you use the barbecue seasoning included in this recipe, you won't need the full ½  cup amount; if you choose to use another blend, make sure it contains salt. 
      3. Once your oven reaches 400 degrees Fahrenheit, carefully remove the skillet and carefully spread oil across the pan. Place the pieces of salmon in the pan, with the seasoned sides down; bake for 10-15 minutes.
      4. Once cooked, remove salmon from the oven and flip it, so that the seasoned side faces up.

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