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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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 160kcal


  • 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


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the spice rub. Set aside.
  • Bring butter to room temperature.
  • In a bowl, mix all ingredients for the Cilantro Lime Butter. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle the spice mix over the salmon fillets and gently rub into the meat. Shake the excess rub off the salmon fillets.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately and top each salmon fillet with a dollop of the cilantro lime butter.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4470IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.2mg