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. 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