Salmon Seasoning Recipe – Fit Foodie Finds

Our Homemade Salmon Seasoning is the perfect combination of smoky and sweet. It uses 7 basic spices and no weird fillers or additives.

Keep a batch of this homemade salmon rub on hand to make pan-fried salmon, pan-fried salmon, or salmon rice bowls for parties.

salmon seasoning on a plate

This really is the best seasoning for salmon and our favorite in the Fit Foodie kitchen! It uses a short list of very simple spices that taste great, but don’t overpower the amazing flavor of the salmon itself.

We love using this salmon seasoning for any cooking method, but especially when grilling smoked salmon or air frying it because it helps create almost a crust on the outside.

What’s in this salmon seasoning?

While salmon is such a versatile seafood option, we love having our Classic Salmon Seasoning on hand to quickly and easily season any salmon fillet anytime. You will need to:

  • Peppers
  • Garlic powder
  • brown sugar
  • kosher salt
  • dried thyme
  • powdered mustard
  • Black pepper

Try the Surrender Salmon!

Our all-time favorite salmon is Surrender Salmon. They catch wild Alaskan salmon in Bristol Bay in Alaska. The salmon is bright orange, so flaky and delicious, and truly the best.

Surrender Salmon is a family business based here in Minneapolis and they are good friends of ours. Support a local business if you can.

homemade salmon seasoning on a plate with a spoon

how to season salmon

  1. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel.
  2. Place the salmon skin side down on a plate. Then, sprinkle the seasoning over the salmon.
  3. Lightly rub seasonings into salmon and let it rest for at least 15 minutes before cooking

How much salmon seasoning per pound of salmon?

Use about 1 tablespoon of seasoning per 1 pound of salmon.

More Homemade Seasoning Recipes

Save money and limit sodium by making your own seasonings at home! We keep our pantry stocked with our homemade spice blends.

All Purpose Chicken Seasoning

salmon fillets with salmon seasoning on a plate

How to Store Homemade Salmon Seasoning

Store homemade salmon seasoning in a sealed jar in a cool, dark place. It will last up to 6 months.

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salmon fillets on a plate with asparagus


  • Place all the ingredients for the salmon seasoning in a large glass bowl or mason jar.

  • Then, stir in the spices to create your dressing.

  • Seal the jar and store in a cool, dry place.

  • How to season salmon: use about 1 tablespoon of seasoning per 1 pound of salmon. Pat the salmon dry, then sprinkle the seasoning over the salmon. Lightly rub seasonings into salmon. Let sit for 15 minutes, then cook using your favorite method.

Tips and Notes

  • This recipe makes about 1/2 cup.

Nutritional information

Calories: 17kcal Carbohydrates: 4gram Protein: 1gram Fat: 0gram Fiber: 1gram Sugar: 2gram

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