Salmon with Sumac Rub and all the Herbs

This sumac rub is so special when compared to the million different rubs out there and it is insanely simple- only four ingredients. You could eat the fish just with this rub, but I strongly recommend the herb topping it brightens this dish up like no other and is especially great as we enter the Spring season.

You’ll need

For Fish

  • 4-5 salmon fillets (about 6 oz each)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice mixed with 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon or lime wedges to serve with salmon

For rub

  • ¼ cup sumac
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

For Herb Topping

  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup basil, chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup mint, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil 

To Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment and place salmon on sheet skin side down.  Brush both sides of salmon with oil/lime mixture.  Top with sumac rub pretty aggressively.  Cover with plastic wrap and store in fridge for 15-60 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine all the herb topping ingredients in small bowl.
  3. Bake fish (uncovered) for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.  Remove from oven and top with herb mixture.  Serve with lemon or lime wedges.  Great with Persian Rice!

 Inspired by Joon: Persian Recipes Made Simple

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