Sweet and Salty Salmon Rub

I love salmon any time of the year, but in the summer it is particularly delicious grilled. Either on a cedar plank or right on the grill, salmon paired with fresh veggies is a meal you can always feel good about. Try this fantastic rub recipe for a quick and easy solution to getting salmon on your plate at least once a week. You'll love that it makes enough for 2-3 more meals.

Sweet and Salty Salmon Rub

1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground coriander

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon celery seeds

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black  

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Sprinkle on salmon and cook as directed. Enjoy! Yield: 1 cup 

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Did you know...

Salmon is widely hyped for it's amazing omega-3 fatty acid content. In fact, a 4-oz piece of salmon typically has an incredible 2 grams of omega-3 fats. This high level of omega-3s is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular problems, improved mood and cognition, joint protection, eye benefits, and decreased cancer risk. New research also indicates salmon contains powerful protein molecules that may support joint cartilage. All of this is great news for runners!

Only two other foods provide more omega-3s per standard serving than salmon: walnuts and flax seeds. These foods, however, are not high in the same healthy omega-3s that fish are.  Fish are rich in omega-3 fats called EPA and DHA, and walnuts and flaxseeds contain omega-3 fats called ALA.  While ALA can be converted to EPA and DHA, this conversion in adult humans is less than 1% efficient.  In other words, since so little ALA can be converted to EPA and DHA in humans, it is important to get more of these nutrients through the things we eat - like salmon!


Jean Haedrich
Jean Haedrich