Pan-Roasted Salmon

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  1. Joanne May 5, 2010, 7:48 pm

    I spend a fair amount of time searching for the perfect salmon recipe, and this just might be it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef June 13, 2010, 11:34 pm

      Joanne, I hope you find this recipe is what you’re looking for. It is also SO easy to make :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Peggy May 10, 2010, 4:06 am

    This looks so simple and perfect!

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef May 10, 2010, 9:53 pm

      Peggy, it really is so simple. Even my friend, V, who is totally allergic to cooking tried this one out and it came out great.

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  3. Cori May 10, 2010, 7:15 pm

    This sounds amazing! Coincidentally I was looking fro a great salmon recipe just yesterday and today I stumbled upon your blog. I’m definitely going to try it soon. Good luck on your blog and your new business. I’ll be a regular reader. (And I’m a fellow San Diegan part time.)

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef May 10, 2010, 9:55 pm

      Cori: Yay!! Thanks for your support and I’ll see you around! Let me know how it goes when you try out this recipe :)

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  4. Rhody May 11, 2010, 10:31 am

    wow…i have 2 filets defrosted, i think i’ll get the other two defrosted. i have everything to make this tonight. sounds wonderful.

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef May 11, 2010, 1:29 pm

      Good luck, Rhody! I hope you love it as much my husband and I do!

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  5. Rhody May 15, 2010, 12:11 pm

    omg!! i just made this. i could not believe how easy it was. and the aroma from the spices had me drooling and staring at the timer willing it to hurry.

    since i’ve started my life change about three years ago, i’ve been searching for meals like this. i’ve cut down over 3/4′s of the processed foods i used to eat and prepared fresher stuff. seventy pounds lighter now, just twenty more to go. food like this will smooth the road even better. thanks, darlin’.

    this was so good, i emailed this link to my friends and family, begging them to try it. lol

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef May 15, 2010, 1:37 pm

      Rhody, yay!!! You tried out the recipe and you like it!!! See? SO easy, right? Congrats on your diet and weight loss…that’s amazing. About 4 years ago, I chose to re-work how I ate also and lost about 60 pounds. Keep up the good work! I will try to keep posting good, solid, healthy meals you can add to your repertoire.

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  6. Sarah June 3, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Great recipe! The seasonings go so well together. The only modification is the amount of salt. I would decrease it to 1 tsp of salt rather than the 2 (I used sea salt, not kosher if that makes a difference).

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef June 3, 2010, 2:08 pm

      Hey Sarah! Thanks for sharing your suggestion. I don’t usually cook with sea salt, so that is good to know that it should be decreased with it. Other than that, I’m glad you liked the recipe.

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  7. Ciaochowlinda June 6, 2010, 8:24 am

    I’ve made this recipe many times and it’s always a winner.

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef June 13, 2010, 11:33 pm

      Ciaochowlinda, thanks for sharing! It really is a great go-to recipe.

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  8. Ness July 16, 2010, 3:28 am

    Hey, recipe looks awesome- although I had to pick up on where you wrote ‘it never fails to disappoint’- surely you mean impress, as it looks and sounds lush!!!!!

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    1. Sweet Pea Chef July 16, 2010, 6:53 am

      Ness, thank you SO much for catching that! Yes, I absolutely mean it has never failed to IMPRESS. Thanks again for the correction! Ooops!

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  9. Kelly August 13, 2010, 8:41 am

    I made this the other night! My boyfriend and I are both trying to lose weight and eat better at the same time, so I thought salmon over spinach would be an excellent choice – I picked this recipe based on all the gushing about it, and it was fabulous! My boyfriend is very serious about good food, and only praises the best, and he declared it “amazing” so it’s a winner! (and with the spinach I made, it added up to under 500 calories for the dinner with quite an impressive pack of nutrients!) AND it was super easy, I had the whole thing on the table in about fifteen minutes *grin* Thanks for a great recipe!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 13, 2010, 12:23 pm

      Hi Kelly! I’m SO happy you and your boyfriend liked this dish. It’s definitely a favorite in our house, too. I agree: it’s so quick and easy to make PLUS it’s flavorful AND healthy. Winner! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback, I really appreciate it. Good luck with your diet!

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  10. Kathy Baier August 20, 2010, 3:55 pm

    Lacey: This salmon recipe was SO easy and tasted delicious! Thanks for sharing. I hope to try another one of your recipes on Sunday. Keep ‘em coming. We’re pulling for you! XOXOXO

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  11. Jacob December 10, 2010, 3:04 pm

    Very good recipe. I didn’t have any dry mustard so I cut that out and added a bit of soya sauce. Fantastically good.

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  12. Diana December 21, 2010, 1:56 pm

    I want to make a salmon dish for xmas eve, your recipe sounds wonderful. I just have one question? Is this a sweet dish? Is it possible for you to describe the flavors of this salmon dish? It sounds yummy but at the same time complex.
    Thanks

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 22, 2010, 10:53 am

      Hi Diana. This dish is not overly sweet, but does get some sweetness from the brown sugar. It also has a kick to it from the cumin and other seasonings. I hope that helps. Best of luck!

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  13. Katherine December 30, 2010, 9:55 pm

    I made this tonight ( in fact, plan on making 3 dishes from this site this week) and the majority of us liked it. I didn’t have large fillets, they were small and thin and I think it caused the fish to taste too seasoned. With that being said, I really liked the flavors of the rub. I also made garlic sauteed spinach to go with it and boy howdy was that wonderful! Thanks for dinner tonight. I love your site.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef December 31, 2010, 10:16 am

      Hi Katherine! I’m sorry to hear the salmon came out a bit too seasoned, but I’m glad you liked the rub. I hope you try it again with a 6-oz.-ish fillet ‘cuz I think you’ll like it better. Thanks for the feedback!

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  14. Adam January 1, 2011, 6:58 pm

    Cooked this tonight for my girlfriend in my new cast-iron pan (best holiday gift ever), and we both loved the flavors in the dish but found it to be a bit sweet for our tastes. I served it alongside roasted garlic asparagus, which turned out to be an excellent pairing. I’ll use less sugar next time, but all considered this one is a keeper!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef January 1, 2011, 9:17 pm

      So jealous of your cast-iron pan, Adam! I hope, with a little tweaking, you will enjoy the salmon more next time. Thanks for the idea of roasted garlic asparagus — sounds great!

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  15. Catherine February 24, 2011, 6:41 pm

    I just made this tonight and all I can say is UNBELIEVABLE. SO good! My boyfriend from alaska is quite picky about salmon, and he loved it!

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 24, 2011, 9:27 pm

      What a compliment, Catherine! Thanks for sharing — I’m so glad you both enjoyed it.

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  16. Margot March 8, 2011, 9:59 pm

    I came across your site a day or 2 ago and made this recipe tonight. Great dinner for my husband and me. Looked up a recipe for “rissole potatoes” as I’d never made them before, and they were quite good with the salmon. I make salmon once or twice a month and usually try a new recipe – this one will be a repeat for sure-it’s one of the best I’ve had. Made it with leftover “Peas with Celery Root” from epicurious.com I had from a previous meal. Wonderful. Lots of butter was involved in the two side dishes so it was a more decadent meal than necessary, but the flavors were delish. I can see this salmon being good with a lot of different kinds of sides. Might try a tad less brown sugar next time.

    I’m browsing through your recipes and finding many things up our alley, so I’ll be cooking from your pages again. Thanks for a really good salmon recipe and the rissole potatoes enlightenment.

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef March 8, 2011, 10:07 pm

      Hi Margot (and welcome)! Thanks for the feedback on the salmon recipe. I’m glad you enjoyed it. See you around! :)

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    2. Margot March 8, 2011, 10:18 pm

      oops, my apologies, have the name “leah” on the brain, lacey.

      Also wanted to mention, I bought dry mustard powder, much more than needed for this recipe, a whole Tablespoon or so, from the bulk spice bins at QFC here in Seattle. It cost .08 cents.

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  17. mary ann April 7, 2011, 3:57 pm

    How do I print your recipes? There is no print button and I don’t need the whole page..just the recipe.

    Thankd

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef April 8, 2011, 12:16 pm

      Hi Mary Ann! There is actually a print option at the bottom of each post with a little green and white icon of a printer (4th from the right). It is right above the Related Posts section in the cartoon vines if you’re on the actual recipe page or right above the Categories section if you’re on the homepage. Unfortunately, I don’t yet have an option to print just the recipe, but this option will only print the text (no images) of the post. If you don’t want the text also, you could always highlight and copy the recipe and directions and paste them into a word document and print from there. Hope that helps (and thanks for your interest in my recipes!)!

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  18. colleen May 26, 2011, 8:26 pm

    just made this last night and it’s officially part of the weekly rotation. really loved it!

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  19. Zoe July 19, 2011, 12:54 pm

    found your site thanks to foodgawker.com – i was looking for a brown-sugar salmon recipe, and oh good glory, this looks fantastic; we’ll definitely be eating this for dinner tonight! i’m so excited to have found this blog, i’m sure i’ll be back often.

    hope your business and culinary endeavors are going well! :)

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  20. mozart October 22, 2011, 8:57 pm

    this is an unbelievable recipe- thank you so much!!

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  21. kathy January 6, 2012, 7:33 pm

    i cut the sugar in half and it was still plenty (maybe too) sweet for me. will probably cut it further next time. and will do a better job w/ my ‘searing’ too. definitely one worth making again. served it in w/ roasted brussel sprouts.

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  22. Katrina February 1, 2012, 1:49 pm

    So glad I decided to try this. I have NEVER eaten such wonderful salmon in my life! I used wild salmon (Costco’s frozen fillets) and cut the salt in half since we are watching sodium. This will be my special recipe for dinner guests. It was SO good, that we will have it often. I can’t wait to try it when our organic spinach and asparagus are ready in our garden. What a fabulous find! Thank you!

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 1:20 pm

      You’re very welcome, Katrina. I’m so happy you decided to try the recipe too :)

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  23. Ted February 8, 2012, 5:40 pm

    Just tried this recipe; served the salmon with roasted smashed red potatoes and haricot vert. Would use this for guests.

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 1:19 pm

      Awesome. That’s what I like to see, Ted :)

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  24. Heather Lindstrom February 17, 2012, 8:20 am

    This is hands down my favorite salmon recipe ever! My husband requested it over steak for Valentine’s Day. I’m planning to feature your recipe and blog link on my site in the near future. Love your blog!

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  25. Kerry February 17, 2012, 8:48 pm

    This salmon is amazing and has become a weekly dinner for me and boyfriend. I think he loves me more for making it. He hugs and kisses me when he’s done!!

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  26. Janelle February 28, 2012, 4:22 pm

    Lacey,
    This recipe was delicious! I just made it for dinner. My husband and I loved it! I sauteed green beans with the leftover sauce. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe :)

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 1:18 pm

      I LOVE the idea of sauteing some veggies in the drippings. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Agnes July 1, 2012, 2:05 am

    Lacey,

    Perhaps u cud try adding some red chilly powder and a bit of lime as well.

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 1:17 pm

      Oooh, that sounds like a good addition. I will keep that in mind for next time, Agnes. Thanks!

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  28. Cheryl July 31, 2012, 11:02 pm

    Sounds delicious – do you think it would work with another type of fish (eg. fresh water trout?). Thanks! :)

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    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef August 1, 2012, 8:40 pm

      Hi Cheryl! That’s a very good question. My only concern with another type of fish is the fish’s flavor making it through and marrying well with the flavors of the rub. I’d bet a trout would work well though — though maybe with a little less brown sugar. If you try it, would you share how it turns out?? :)

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  29. Erin August 13, 2012, 6:46 pm

    We had this tonight and it was great and soooo easy! Thanks so much!
    Erin

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  30. Michele August 21, 2012, 10:49 am

    So happy I found your blog! The salmon was amazing – my new favorite! I’ve already forwarded the recipe to 3 of my friends. Welcome to beautiful Austin, Texas!
    Michele

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  31. Lindsey De Leo September 21, 2012, 6:04 pm

    Thanks for this yummy healthy way to get my kids to eat salmon! So good. I am a native Austinite and was excited to stumble across your site.

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  32. Sheryl October 7, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Hi Lacey,

    I live in Seattle and my husband fishes for salmon every day in late summer/early fall. I was looking for something a little different to do with the salmon and came across your recipe. I was a little nervous because cumin and cinnamon can be overpowering. I am so pleased to say your recipe was simply amazing! My husband raved about it and said it was his new favorite! Thank you so much!

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  33. Jeanne October 22, 2012, 6:26 am

    Used this recipe on salmon steaks last night and they were outstanding. Nice blend of spices. Needed a hotter oven for the steaks, but at 8 mins per side and 450 degrees they were perfect. Thanks

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  34. Kelsey B December 4, 2012, 6:56 pm

    I’ve cooked this twice this week already! I’ve been waiting for a perfect salmon recipe to come along, and this is it! Goes great with pasta and spinach

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  35. cecilia December 6, 2012, 7:40 pm

    this rub was amazing! I halved it since I’m cooking for 2. I didn’t notice you had to use an oven-safe pan (which I don’t have) until I was already in the middle of the recipe, but I transferred it to a baking dish and it worked out okay– I also don’t have dry mustard but the internet tells me prepared mustard is an okay substitute — it tasted good to me! Next time I’ll try it with dry mustard (and I need to buy an oven-safe skillet)! This was delicious with a garlic & spinach thin pasta. Thank you!

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  36. Ben December 27, 2012, 3:16 pm

    Made this about 20 times now…. Truly awesome recipe. I reduce the cumin a biit and up the mustard but that’s just personal preference. Too good.

    Signed,

    - an aspiring cook

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  37. Kryss February 14, 2013, 10:00 pm

    My hubby double teamed this in the kitchen tonight and the results were amazing. This is def. added to the list for dinner parties. It was soooo easy! We made it with that garlic spinach ( my hubby kicked it’s butt) and risotto. We will use this for our next dinner party and look like pros with minimum effort. Thank thank thank you!

    <3
    Totally Satisfied Cooking Duo!

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:36 pm

      You’re so welcome. I love the idea of using this for dinner parties. Delicious, gorgeous and impressive (and EASY!!) :)

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  38. Bryce February 19, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Great recipe. I got better results With higher oven temp. 425f

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  39. Jerry April 8, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Hi I just made this recipe this was the best salmon I have ever tasted thank you for such a delicious way to make salmon

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:34 pm

      That’s so awesome, Jerry! You’re very welcome.

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  40. Mary-Ann April 23, 2013, 9:24 pm

    I made this salmon for dinner tonight and, oh my word, it was by far the best salmon I have ever had. Thanks for a great recipe! This one is a keeper for sure!!!

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:34 pm

      I am so with you on the best salmon ever, Mary-Ann. Glad to know you agree :)

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  41. Annette May 5, 2013, 9:03 pm

    Hi,
    Loved the recipe. Finally, my teenager tried and loved it! Hurray! I would add less kosher salt next time. Or, I would only put the rub on after the oven and skillet are preheated so the rub releases in the pan and not on the cutting board. Also, if cooking a large batch of salmon, I would grease a cookie sheet with olive oil and preheat along with the oven. Then sear all the salmon at once then finish together in the oven on the cookie sheet. This would serve a crowd easily this way

    Really great! Thanks.

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:33 pm

      Thanks for your recipe changes, Annette! It’s always nice to hear how this recipe can be versatile for different tastes.

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  42. Robyn September 10, 2013, 9:16 pm

    Made it tonight and it was very good! I loved the mix of spices. I used 1 tsp sea salt and I thought it was plenty. Thanks for the great recipe! Pinning now.

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:31 pm

      Thanks for the pin and recipe substitution suggestion, Robyn! I love sea salt on just about anything :)

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  43. Bianca September 14, 2013, 10:58 pm

    Made this tonight in my cast iron skillet. I heated the killer in the ven a 450 for lost n hour before I put it on the cooktop to sear the salmon. After searing, I put it back in the ven or about 5 minutes – perfection. I typically grill or bake our salmon but this one is a keeper!! The crusted brown sugar with hint of cinnamon is a hit.

    Served with your “bikini” reds, asiago bread and a salad with pear vinaigrette.

    Now let’s just hope my skillet won’t smell fishy ;)

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:31 pm

      That meal and preparation sounds amazing, Blanca. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Monica September 26, 2013, 12:21 am

    Made this got the second time tonight. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:30 pm

      You’re so welcome, Monica. I love this recipe so much :)

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  45. Kelly December 6, 2013, 8:39 pm

    Made this tonight. I love how simple and delicious this recipe is. The cinnamon, cumin, and mustard balance out the brown sugar nicely so it has a hint of sweetness but isn’t cloying. Delicious.

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:30 pm

      Thanks, Kelly. I appreciate your feedback.

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  46. Ann February 2, 2014, 7:40 pm

    This was fantastic! Thanks so much! I cut back on the salt but it was still a wonderful dish. I just recently started cooling with cast iron and am loving it!

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    1. Lacey Baier March 10, 2014, 12:29 pm

      Hi Ann! I’m so glad you enjoyed the salmon :)

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  47. charles April 16, 2014, 11:18 pm

    Technique is good but rub is too salty by far (and I’m a salt freak). B-. Might be OK if you cut the salt by 2/3ds. No evident flavor from the mustard or the cinnamon, maybe because you just got salt and cumin.

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    1. Lacey Baier April 17, 2014, 8:40 pm

      Hi Charles. Sorry you felt it was too salty for your tastes. Definitely adjust as needed.

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  48. Fran Terhune May 27, 2014, 8:21 am

    Lacey, You photography is spectacular. I am so excited I found your blog. Thanks so much for the ebook! I have not found a salmon recipe I care for or wish to try…this one is a must! (((HUGS)))

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    1. Lacey Baier May 27, 2014, 11:50 am

      Hi Fran! I’m so glad you found me, too! :). Thanks so much. I love hearing that about the salmon recipe and I appreciate your kind words about my photography. Enjoy the cookbook :)

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  49. bay area mom September 20, 2014, 8:34 pm

    This is THE BEST salmon recipe EVER! I will be forever thankful to my friend for turning me on to it. Every single time I have prepared this it has been a huge hit with adults and kids alike. Without fail, every new family I’ve introduced it to has asked for the recipe. Love it, thank you!

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    1. Lacey Baier September 20, 2014, 10:30 pm

      YAY! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m very glad you all like the recipe so much – it’s one of our favorites as well :)

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