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A healthy delicious recipe for Moroccan Salmon, seared in a pan with simple spices you probably have on hand. Easy, FAST and oh so tasty!
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I love this Moroccan Salmon. It’s so simple! It’s fast and flavorful and really healthy and light. Here, Moroccan Salmon is paired with this lovely Moroccan Quinoa with blood oranges, almonds, olives, and mint. Together these both can be made in 25 minutes from start to finish. It also pairs well with Grain-Free Moroccan Cauliflower Couscous!
How to make Moroccan Salmon:
The salmon is rubbed with a simple blend of Moroccan spices and seared, then placed in a warm oven to finish.
While the salmon is finishing in the oven, combine the ingredients in the salad and have them ready in a bowl. Fluff the warm quinoa, toss with oranges, olives and almonds, and dress. Scatter with fresh mint and serve immediately along side the salmon for a healthy fresh and delicious meal.
Ingredients in Moroccan Salmon:
- cayenne or smoked paprika
- salt and pepper
- orange zest
Serve Moroccan Salmon with:
- Moroccan Salad with Blood Oranges, Quinoa, Olives, Almonds and Mint
- Grain-Free Moroccan Cauliflower “Couscous”
- Meltingly Tender Moroccan Eggplant
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 12 mins
- Total Time: 17 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: fish,
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: moroccan
- Diet: Gluten Free
A simple healthy salmon recipe with Moroccan spices. Serve this with Moroccan Quinoa with oranges, almonds olives and mint, or Moroccan Couscous. Fast and easy!
- 2 (thick) salmon filets 4- 6 ounces each
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar (or brown sugar)
- pinch cayenne or smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon oil for searing
- Garnish- orange zest
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, cumin, salt, sugar and cayenne.
- Sprinkle over both sides of the salmon.
- Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet (cast iron) over medium-high heat. Sear salmon on both sides 2 minutes on each side then place in the warm oven to finish for 5 minutes or to desired doneness.
- Garnish with orange zest
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 297
- Sugar: 1.7 g
- Sodium: 716.1 mg
- Fat: 15.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 3.2 g
- Fiber: 0.9 g
- Protein: 38.2 g
- Cholesterol: 86.9 mg
Keywords: moroccan salmon, moroccan salmon recipe
Recently I made this recipe for my husband. We could simply not believe how delicious it was and with so few ingredients. It is certainly restaurant quality. This week I am making it for a dear friends birthday dinner and cant wait to share yet another culinary delight of Sylvia!!
Thanks so much – I love when simple recipes work, and this one really couldnt be any simpler!
I keep coming back to this dish over and over. It’s just so gorgeous and equally delicious!!
Even more so than anything I ate in Morocco on my visit this past year.
Thnaks and Great to hear!
Absolutely delicious, loved the different spices that you don’t usually find with salmon. I followed the directions explicitly with perfect results. Served with the celery and lentil salad. Thank you as always, your site is my primary recipe resource
I’m definitely going to make this dish. I have everything on hand, and I love mixing up new spice rubs. I’ll have to sub Valencia oranges for the blood oranges, but I’m sure that will be fine.
Great to hear, let us know what you think!
The Simple Moroccan Salmon recipe sounds simple enough. I already have all the ingredients in my pantry except for the salmon! I will cook this for dinner tonight. 🙂
Delicious and super super easy! Couldn’t believe how fast this came together. I may have overcooked it by a minute or so, probably just bc of the thinner cut of my fish – so may be worth checking a minute or two before time is up. Still tasty and I’ll definitely make this again 🙂
Thanks, Katie- glad you liked this!
I want to make tonight, but where’s all the sodium coming from?
From the salt- you can add less if you want.
Love this recipe, especially paired with the Moroccan quinoa. Just make it again tonight.
Great to hear Jeanna!
Delicious, simple, fast. Just brilliant
Absolutely great dish easy to prepare and very enjoyable to eat
I’m going to try the seasoning for the fish – I think it will work really well.
Good alternative salmon recipe. I loved the quinoa also. Thank you.
I am looking forward to trying this recipe! Do you remove the skin from the salmon fillets before searing?
It is easiest if you do!
I did usually when I prepare salmon in the frying pan I eat the skin as it can be very crispy
So easy and absolutely delicious!
Your blog is my new go to site when I can’t think of what to make for dinner. Thank you!
Thanks Amy and So happy you liked this!
Very tasty. Can’t have enough great salmon recipes and this one hits the spot!
Wonderful recipe… appreciate the instructions specific to searing the salmon and then finishing the cooking in the warm oven. Worked beautifully to perfectly cook the fish. You must make this with the incredible quinoa recipe… added some chopped dates and substituted toasted pistachios for the almonds and used a pink red type of orange because my market did not have blood oranges; it came out unusual and really tastey!
Awesome Susan, Glad you it turned out and love your adaptions!
We tested the salmon this evening with the salad and it was superb ! I’ll do it again for sure.
It also a recipe that you can do when you invite people over to dinner.
LOOKS AMAZING! I’ve just landed in Morocco and after I inevitably get hooked on all the amazing flavors here I’ll look forward to creating this dish in my kitchen at home!
This salmon was amazing, I will definitely make this again along with the salad. Thanks for the recipe!
This dish looks absolutely delicious! I’m definitely bookmarking this for later 🙂
Sylvia, first of all the beautiful colors in this dish really pull you in! I love salmon and Moroccan favors & am looking forward to giving this a try!