Spicy Garlic Salmon Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spicy Garlic Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Spicy Garlic Salmon

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"This is an unbelievably delicious and quick salmon recipe. You can play around with the ingredients: add fresh basil leaves instead of the chili or balsamic instead of the lemon juice. The wholegrain mustard is essential. You are guaranteed to love this one! Serve with a green salad, and enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a medium baking dish with aluminum foil. Lightly grease foil.
  2. With a mortar and pestle, grind together the garlic, chile pepper, and olive oil. Mix into a thick paste with the mustard, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Place the salmon fillets in the prepared baking dish, and coat with the paste mixture.
  3. Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 31, 2006

This was good. I did not pre-heat the oven and put the fish in for 25 min, it was a bit to long, leaving the fish dry. I will make again but start checking around 18-20 min.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 17, 2011

Unfortunately the flavour is not balanced. Mustard makes it too acidic and in general it is a sharp mix of asian and western flavours which does not work. I love salmon with honey, mustard and butter coating though.

Jan 21, 2011

I love salmon and added this to my "200 ways to cook salmon" list. The recipe needs to be corrected. As one reviewer noted, 25 min is too long to bake this dish. The cooking time shown in the header is 15 minutes, about right, and the TOTAL is 25, which is what is shown in the instructions as the cooking time.

Oct 09, 2004

I love this salmon recipe. But I had to double most of the ingredients since the original recipe was little bland and not spicy enough.

Aug 24, 2010

By far the BEST and juiciest salmon ever! I used red pepper flakes instead and added sliced tomatoes on the bottom, the last 3 mins of cooking I broiled it to brown it

Apr 21, 2010

Great glaze! My husband loved this. He likes a little kick to his food. Did change a few things though. Used 1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes for the chile pepper, 2 tsp horseradish mustard for the whole grain, and lemon juice per another review instead of lime. Basically just stirred all ingredients together and poured on salmon. His favorite salmon recipe yet!

Aug 24, 2004

My husband and I both really enjoyed this salmon recipe, used bottled lemon juice , we didn`t have a lime .It is the best

Jan 25, 2010

okay...normally I change a recipe to my personal taste but I left this exactly as is other than I only had one salmon fillet...I am not kidding when I say - AMAZING marinade. Amazing. Eating fish when dieting can get boring, but this was so spicy, and tangy that it was so enjoyable to eat. Excellent excellent recipe. My only tiny modification was cooking time- 15 minutes was all I needed. Thanks for making eating fish a really tasty experience!!


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  • Calories
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 561 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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