Tandoori Roasted Salmon

Tandoori Roasted Salmon by SeasonWithSpice.com

Just a teaspoon of tandoori seasoning and some plain yogurt goes a long way in masking the fishy flavor of salmon and preventing the meat from overcooking and drying out in the oven. 

For each fillet of salmon, mix one heaping teaspoon of our Tandoori Seasoning with 1/8 cup of plain yogurt.  Then with a basting brush, coat the exposed meat well with a thick layer of the spiced yogurt.  With the skin side down, place the fillet on a baking pan, and broil it on the top rack of the oven to infuse the tandoori marinade on the meat. 

A quick & easy Tandoori Roasted Salmon recipe.

Tandoori Roasted Salmon by SeasonWithSpice.com

Like the skin-on side of the salmon fillet with the layer of fatty gray meat, the yogurt acts as a barrier from the heat ensuring the exposed meat of the salmon cooks without drying out. 

You’ll end up with a juicy salmon, with a rich coating of creamy spicy tandoori flavor.  Just squeeze a lemon wedge over it, add a few sprigs of fresh cilantro, and enjoy this Tandoori Roasted Salmon with a salad and brown rice or quinoa.

Tandoori Roasted Salmon recipe by SeasonWithSpice.com

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Tandoori Roasted Salmon recipe by Season with Spice 
One salmon fillet

One 1/2lb salmon fillet (less than one inch thick)
1-1.5 tsp of Season with Spice Tandoori Seasoning 
1/8 cup of plain yogurt
Salt to taste (optional)
Lemon wedge
Fresh cilantro

1. Preheat oven to 450F.
2. Mix yogurt and tandoori seasoning in a small bowl (add in salt if using).
3. Line a baking pan with foil. Lightly grease with olive oil and place salmon fillet(s) on top. Baste the top and sides of the exposed salmon meat with a thick layer of the spiced yogurt. When the oven reaches 450F, place the salmon on the top rack and turn the oven setting to broil.
4. After 5 minutes, fold the foil up to cover the thinner layer of the salmon, to prevent over cooking. Broil for another 3-5 minutes (Cook times will vary depending on the size and type of the salmon, the heat of the oven, and so on. You’ll know when it’s done when you just begin to see the white fat begin to form on the sides of the salmon. You can definitely take it out before then, but I like my salmon medium cooked in this recipe).
5. Once the salmon is cooked, squeeze some lemon juice on top and add the fresh cilantro leaves.