Green’s Salmon Rub

This is my mother-in-law’s recipe. Because it’s so yummy, we now have a difficult time eating salmon at restaurants because it just doesn’t compare to the flavors in this rub! You can triple the recipe if you desire, but beware: that makes a LOT! Can you say “year supply?” 🙂

3 Tbsp Kosher salt
2 Tbsp Sugar (granulated)
1 Tbsp Brown sugar
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp celery seed
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground fennel seeds

  1. Mix ingredient in a bowl and store in airtight jar.
  2. Preheat barbeque grill.
  3. If the fish is a little dry, rub a tiny bit of mayo or cooking spray before adding seasoning (we often skip this step because we don’t have dry fish).
  4. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of rub on top side of the fish (and a little on the sides if you wish), working it in with your fingers or the back of the spoon.
  5. Spray a piece of tin foil with cooking spray; place salmon on foil.
  6. Barbeque the salmon on the middle rack of the grill.
  7. Squeeze a little lime or lemon on fish while cooking.
  8. Do NOT turn fish. Cook until flaky (don’t overcook).

Source: Nancy Green