Perfect Mix Of Sweet & Spice In This Salmon Dry Rub Recipe

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Make the perfect salmon dry rub at home easily with clean ingredients and it’s super flavorful.

salmon dry rub

Get ready to take your salmon to the next level with this irresistible dry rub recipe. Packed with a perfect balance of sweet and spice, this rub will elevate the flavor of your salmon to new heights.

This signature blend of sweet and spicy flavors will take your taste buds on a thrilling journey. From the first bite to the last, you’ll savor the perfect balance of flavors that this rub brings to your salmon. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, this rub is guaranteed to impress your family and friends.

How To Make A Salmon Dry Rub

Ingredients needed

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika (smoked or sweet can be used)
  • Brown sugar
  • Mustard powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • All spice
  • Chili powder

The best way to prepare salmon using this dry rub

Whenever you are using spices you want to avoid a ton of heat. Salt and pepper can withstand high heats but spices do not so well. They will burn.

Baking or smoking is the best method in my opinion but the air fryer works well if making salmon bites. I have grilled with spice like this but I suggest the salmon be thin so it cooks fast. This way the spices won’t burn and you can get a flavorful char.

salmon dry rub

How balanced are the salmon dry rub flavors

This salmon dry rub is more sweet than spicy. Meaning there isn’t a strong burn. You can taste the spices very well but the sweetness wins overall. For a spicer salmon dry rub, toss in cayenne pepper and maybe even marinated the salmon in hot sauce for 15-20 minutes for a spicer dish.

How long will the salmon dry rub last

This dry rub will last as long as your seasonings last. Place in a jar or some sort of container and the dry rub should easily last a few months at a time.

You can easily cook at least 3 salmon fillets with this recipe.

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salmon dry rub

Salmon Dry Rub

Make the perfect salmon dry rub at home easily with clean ingredients and it's super flavorful.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 serving


  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice


  • Mix all ingredients together then sprinkle over salmon and cover the salmon completely in the dry rub.
Keyword Salmon Dry Rub
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