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Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Arugula Salad

Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Arugula Salad

The dog days of summer are not yet behind us so we all need dinner menu ideas that are easy to make, not too hot and very satisfying.

I'm sharing a standard in our dinner rotation. I hope you'll try this roasted salmon with balsamic arugula salad recipe that features a knock out fish spice rub.

I use acclaimed Seattle chef, Tom Douglas', spice rubs on all kinds of meat. 

And this oven roasted salmon tastes delicious with a peppery arugula salad and creamy avocado topped with zesty, sweet balsamic vinegar.

Easy roasted salmon with balsamic arugula salad and #tomdouglas salmon rub makes a superfood dinner in just 20 minutes. Try my recipe for a great all year weeknight meal. #weeknighdinner #whatsfordinner #salmon #arugulasalad #platterdinner #salmonfilet #dinnerrecipes

Salmon Rub Recipe

Fins down, Tom Douglas' salmon rub is the best blend of spices to dress up your salmon.

If you want to make a close second, you can blend your own spices this way.

Combine the following ingredients in a small dish. Triple the amounts to have some left over to use for another meal. Store in an air tight container.

  • 2 TBS Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Flake salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper

Drizzle a little olive oil on your fish filet and thoroughly coat with your spice blend.

Easy roasted salmon with balsamic arugula salad and #tomdouglas salmon rub makes a superfood dinner in just 20 minutes. Try my recipe for a great all year weeknight meal. #weeknighdinner #whatsfordinner #salmon #arugulasalad #platterdinner #salmonfilet #dinnerrecipes

Chef's Secret to Perfectly Cooked Salmon Every Time

The trick to perfectly oven roasted fish is to have your fish prepped and ready and on a pan.

Turn your oven to 400 degrees F and set a timer for 20 minutes.

Put your salmon right in the oven BEFORE it preheats and let it roast until your timer buzzes.

This works perfectly for fish approximately 1"-2" in thickness. If you're cooking a thicker filet and don't like your fish too rare, let it go another minute or two - no more!

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Easy roasted salmon with balsamic arugula salad and #tomdouglas salmon rub makes a superfood dinner in just 20 minutes. Try my recipe for a great all year weeknight meal. #weeknighdinner #whatsfordinner #salmon #arugulasalad #platterdinner #salmonfilet #dinnerrecipes

Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Arugula Salad

This easy dinner is lovely to serve on a platter that family and guests can both enjoy to look at and eat!

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Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Arugula Salad
20 minute meal from start to finish!
Ingredients
  • One 1" thick salmon filet to feed approximately 4-6 oz. per person
  • 1 TBS olive oil (for fish)
  • Tom Douglas Salmon Rub (not sponsored!) or your own blend with the recipe above
  • 3 cups washed arugula
  • 1-2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2-3 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 TBS olive oil
  • Lemon slices for garnish (optional)
Instructions
Start by prepping your salmon. 
Drizzle olive oil on salmon and cover in spice rub.
Place on a cookie tray.
Now, turn on the oven to 400 degrees F, set timer for 20 minutes and place salmon on the middle rack in the oven.
Make your salad next.
Layer your arugula on a large platter and top with tomatoes and avocado.
Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the top to your liking.
Grind a little pepper and sprinkle some salt as well.
When you timer buzzes for the fish, take it out of the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
Gently, remove the salmon filet from the cookie sheet and place on the salad.
Distribute plates and dig in!Details
Prep time: 5Cook time: 2Total time: 25Yield: 2-4 servings

 

Easy roasted salmon with balsamic arugula salad and #tomdouglas salmon rub makes a superfood dinner in just 20 minutes. Try my recipe for a great all year weeknight meal. #weeknighdinner #whatsfordinner #salmon #arugulasalad #platterdinner #salmonfilet #dinnerrecipes

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