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A Simple Moroccan Salmon Recipe that can be made in less than 20 minutes, baked with flavorful Moroccan spices. | #salmon #bakedsalmon #moroccan #moroccanrecipes #moroccansalmon

Moroccan Salmon Recipe

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home Blog
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: fish, dinner idea
  • Method: stovetop, oven
  • Cuisine: moroccan
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A simple healthy salmon recipe with Moroccan spices, can be made on the stovetop or oven! 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, cumin, salt, sugar and cayenne.
  3. Sprinkle over both sides of the salmon.
  4. Heat oil in an oven-proof skillet (cast iron) over medium heat. Sear salmon on both sides 2-3 minutes on each side, just until perfectly golden, then place in the warm oven to finish for 5 minutes or to the desired doneness. (Or continue on the stovetop, lowering the heat to low, until cooked to 130F (medium) or desired doneness.
  5. Garnish with orange zest!


Leftover salmon will keep up to 3 days in a sealed container in the fridge.

If you prefer to bake the salmon, after coating it with the spice mix, spray with spray olive oil and place on a parchment-lined sheet pan, bake for 10-12 minutes, or the desired doneness.

If you prefer  using the stovetop method all the way through, continue cooking salmon after flipping, lowering heat to med low heat, til cooked through.


  • Serving Size: 6 ounces salmon
  • 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