Sprinkle this seasoning mix over your salmon and transform your salmon dinners from plain to epic. It’s simple, tasty, and budget-friendly!
The Secret to the Best Salmon
The secret to making that delicious salmon you’re craving is the seasonings and this recipe will transform both your fresh and frozen salmon into a delicious meal.
By combining simple spices and salt, you get a tasty blend that turns your salmon fillets into the most delicious ones! Garlic, onion, oregano, paprika… simplicity that tastes like a million bucks! And let me tell you guys, this homemade Salmon Seasoning has nothing to do with the store-bought version.
When making your own seasoning at home, you’re not only using real spices, but you also have control over spiciness and flavor. Plus, you’re saving money.
This seasoning mix can be kept in the pantry for up to 6 months, helping you enjoy the benefits of salmon for a while! Yes, that’s a lot of epic salmon dinners! It can be used on other proteins, like chicken, too.
What Spices Go Best with Salmon
You don’t need anything fancy to make salmon taste scrumptious. With simple and tasty everyday spices, the magic happens! You’ll find the ingredient measurement in the recipe card below, but first, go to your pantry to grab these items:
- Onion: granulated onion or powder makes this salmon seasoning taste amazing.
- Garlic: another tasty aromatic. You can also use granulated or powder.
- Dried oregano: a strong herb that adds a rich flavor.
- Paprika: adds a touch of heat.
- Black pepper: more tastebuds joy!
- Salt: enhance all the other flavors.
How to Make Salmon Seasoning
You mix everything in a bowl, and boom! This epic homemade seasoning will be waiting to be used in your next salmon dinner.
I typically combine the spices in a bowl so I can mix them well and evenly before transferring the spice mix inside a spice jar or container.
Always in an air-tight jar or container at room temperature and never in the fridge for up to 6 months.
When to Season Salmon
Salmon usually has a little slimy texture, so I recommend patting it dry with paper towels before seasoning so the spice blend sticks better.
How Much Seasoning to Use Per Salmon Fillet
To add a nice layer of flavor, I sprinkle each 4-ounce piece of salmon with a generous amount of 1 ½ to 2 teaspoons of salmon seasoning.
How to Store Salmon Seasoning
Transfer the seasoning to an air-tight jar and store it in your pantry with the other seasonings. It lasts up to 6 months. After that, you can still use it, but the herbs and spices won’t be fresh, and the seasoning will be tasteless.
The Perfect Salmon Seasoning
- ¼ cup granulated onion, or powder
- ¼ cup granulated garlic, or powder
- ¼ cup dried oregano
- ¼ cup paprika
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons salt
- In a small bowl, combine onion, garlic, oregano, and paprika. Mix to combine.
- Store in an air-tight jar in the pantry for up to 6 months.