Jerk Salmon

Jerk Salmon

Skip the chicken and throw some spices on everyone's favorite fish instead

Kristin Braswell

by Kristin Braswell, March 04, 2014

Jerk Salmon

Jerk Salmon

Salmon is such a versatile fish; you can prepare it a number of ways and it will absorb the flavors quite well. Lately, I have grown tired of chicken, but still often crave a protein with a jerk seasoning.  I decided to try my hand at jerk salmon and was so pleased with the results that next time, I will throw in on top of a big salad. When summer arrives and fruit is at its height of freshness, a mango salsa to serve with this recipe is going to be downright divine. But until then, this will have to do. Enjoy.





  • 1 pound of wild caught salmon (say no to farm-raised fish!)
  • 1 tsp of oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp all spice
  • ½ tsp thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp curry
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp of sea salt



Mix seasoning together and rub on meat side salmon. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a cast iron skillet. Add salmon meat side down, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until salmon is opaque. Flip salmon and cook on meat side for additional 2-3 minutes.


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