Four-Spice Salmon


4 6-ounce skinned salmon fillets

Salt and black pepper

1 tablespoon coriander seeds or ground coriander

¼ teaspoon whole or ground cloves

1 ½ teaspoons cumin seed or ground cumin

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

2 tablespoons peanut oil, grape seed or other neutral oil, or clarified butter


Season fillets on both sides with salt and pepper. If necessary, combine spices and grind them to a coarse powder in a coffee or spice grinder. Press some of the mixture onto the top of each fillet.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the oil or butter and, when it shimmers, place the fillets, coated side down, in the pan. Cook about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spice mixture forms a nicely browned crust.

Turn the fillets and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the salmon just slightly resists when pierced with a thin-bladed knife.


Trans Fat: 0 grams
Fat: 30 grams
Calories: 421
Saturated Fat: 9 grams
Unsaturated Fat: 15 grams
Sodium: 418 milligrams
Sugar: 0 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Carbohydrate: 2 grams
Protein: 35 grams