Citrus Spicy Baked Salmon
Cispy Skin or Removable Skin
You Can Do Both
At The Same Time

This citrus spicy baked salmon is one of the signature dishes of my Uncle Joe.  My aunt always says, “It’s in your blood that’s why you know how to cook.”  Who doesn’t like to cook and eat in my family?  One of them is my Uncle Joe. 

He lives about 4 hours away from us.  So, we visited both my uncle and aunt quite often before my little one came along. 

My uncle has a few signature dishes that he is always so proud of.  One of them is the world’s best prime rib.  And I can tell you that you cannot find any better than his, not even in the most expensive restaurants.  This is definitely one of them.

Citrus Spicy Baked Salmon

Prep Time: 5 Minutes   Cook Time: 10 Minutes   Serving: 4

I like to serve sweet corn on the side to balance out the heat from the cayenne pepper.

In your family, there may be some like the crispy skin on the fish.  Some just think that fish skin is not very appetizing.  With this easy healthy recipe, you can make everybody happy.  Yes, you can make everybody.

Before putting the fish into the oven, simply ask who wants the crispy skin and who doesn't.  Those loves the crispy skin, you simply put that piece skin side up on the baking sheet.  Skin side down for those don't want to bother with the skin.  When it is cooked, the skin will be separated from the fish easily.

Citrus Spicy Baked Salmon Recipe

2 – 2 ½ lbs (.9-1.1kg) Salmon Filet (about ½ - ¾ lb (227-340g) per serving; skin-on; optional.  Also, feel free to purchase the fish cut into your preferred portion instead of a whole filet as in this picture)
1 Lime (cut in 4 wedges)

½ teaspoon Salt (divided)
¼ teaspoon Black Pepper (divided)
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

(For side dish only)
1 lb (454g) Frozen Sweet Corn Kernels
½ teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 ½ tablespoons Butter

  1. Move the top rack about 5” (13cm) under the broiler
  2. Preheat broiler
  3. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil for easy clean up later
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper & cayenne pepper on both sides of fish filets
  5. For crispy skin, broil fish skin side up
  6. To remove skin later, skin side down on baking dish (it can be removed easily after cooked)
  7. Broil for 5 minutes which will be about medium rare
  8. To cook it through, broil for another 5 minutes or so.  But watch for the burn from the broiler.
  9. While waiting, put all ingredients and seasoning of the side dish in a microwave safe bowl
  10. Cook at high for about 5-6 minutes
  11. To serve the citrus spicy baked salmon, put ¼ of the filet on a serving plate with a wedge of lime and some sweet corns


Different thickness of the fillet requires different cooking time.

Feel free to cook the corn kernels on stove top.  It will take longer to cook though.

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