Seasoning salmon usually takes on a “less is more” approach, so limiting this salmon spice rub to just 4 ingredients is definitely the way to go. Because chipotle peppers are smoked, chipotle powder delivers a comforting, rustic flavor which holds up well to the often underestimated “oniony” taste of chives.
To achieve perfect flaky salmon prepared in a toaster oven, bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. However be sure to remove it from the refrigerator at least 45 minutes before so it can warm to room temperature.
If you’re cooking for one or 2 (or 3) people, baking salmon in a toaster oven has its benefits because the time it takes to pre-heat is drastically shortened. Also during the warmer months, a toaster oven does not heat up your entire kitchen or apartment.
- 1 tablespoon freshly ground chipotle powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- freshly chopped chives, to your liking
Yield: enough seasoning for 2 large salmon fillets