A Lovely Easter Salmon: Spice for Salmon

by Old Town Spice Shop on April 15, 2019

salmonThere’s nothing we love more than a delicious holiday meal shared with our loved ones. Luckily, we’ve got Easter Sunday dinner on the horizon, which has got us thinking – what’s our favorite Easter dinner meal? Well, aside from the more traditional options like ham, lamb, or roasted chicken, we highly recommend a lovely Easter Sunday salmon!

We believe that nothing says spring, or Easter Sunday, quite like an easy glazed salmon served with a side of springy veggies like asparagus or roasted baby carrots. Your friends and family will be drooling as soon as you pull your perfectly prepared salmon out of the oven and the tantalizing smells waft into the air.

So what spice for salmon is best? When it comes to seasoning your salmon, our go-to Old Town Spice Shop spice blends are our Mango Chipotle and Red Mountain Blend. Our Mango Chipotle is a sweet, citrusy, and spicy rub that seals in the heat, creating a perfect and delectable glaze. Or you may want to try our Red Mountain Blend. This sweet chili-flavored blend playfully balances paprika and sumac, creating a unique smokey flavor. You can also add it to chicken, pork, or beef to create an array of tantalizing meat dishes.

We also tend to think that when feeding a crowd, the best way to prepare salmon is to bake it in the oven. It’s one of the most simple and lovely cuts of fish that you’ll ever see, therefore, we enjoy baking it in one huge chunk and pulling it out of the oven in all of its pink, glorious splendor. According to Delish.com, it’s still best to buy a fillet, just don’t worry about slicing it. They also suggest aiming for about a half pound per person, keeping in mind that salmon can be quite filling. And keep in mind that the size of the fillet will affect the baking time. For a three-pound fillet, it usually takes around 25 minutes.

You’ll want to cook your salmon at 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray. You may also want to add lemon slices in an even layer along the foil and then place your seasoned salmon on top. Add your delicious spice for salmon, bake until the salmon is cooked through, and don’t forget to garnish with parsley!

Mmmmmm…there you have it, the perfect and somewhat unexpected delicious Easter Sunday dinner. The perfect way to cap off a lovely day of Easter egg hunts and other such Eastery shenanigans. And don’t forget, if you’re on the lookout for more tasty holiday meal seasoning ideas, or any-time-of-the-year seasoning ideas, check out the Old Town Spice Shop website or come say hi to us at the shop. We’re your local spice shop and blend and seasoning experts.



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