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Spice Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter.

Spice Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter

This spice rubbed salmon recipe is a little bit spicy, a little bit smoky and a whole lot good. Rubbed with love and topped with a delightful Cilantro Lime Butter, this just might become your favorite grilled salmon recipe. So perfect for a quick dinner that packs a lot of flavor.

Course Main Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword spice rubbed salmon
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal


  • 4 Salmon Fillets
  • Spice Rub For The Salmon
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon New Mexico Chile Powder or Cayenne, or Ancho
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper fresh ground
  • For the Cilantro Lime Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Cilantro chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian Parsley chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 Lime juiced
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the spice rub. Set aside.

  2. Bring butter to room temperature.

  3. In a bowl, mix all ingredients for the Cilantro Lime Butter. Set aside.

  4. Sprinkle the spice mix over the salmon fillets and gently rub into the meat. Shake the excess rub off the salmon fillets.

  5. Light a grill and preheat to 500 degrees. Turn heat down to 350 degrees. Place salmon fillets on grill. Cook 12 - 15 minutes or until salmon is just starting to flake.

  6. Serve immediately and top each salmon fillet with a dollop of the cilantro lime butter.

Nutrition Facts
Spice Rubbed Salmon with Cilantro Lime Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 263mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4470IU89%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.