Which spices go well with salmon?

What spices go well with salmon

Salmon properly seasoned

Do you fancy salmon and want to prepare it at home with the means available? Which spice goes well with salmon, whether steamed, grilled, smoked or fried. Which one should definitely be on your shopping list?

Dill is the ultimate fish seasoning for seasoning salmon and fish and seafood in general. It goes well with the taste. Find more spices to use to flavor salmon here:

Recipes, ideas & suggestions for seasoning salmon

Spice mix for grilled and baked salmon


  • Caraway seed
  • cinnamon
  • Red pepper flakes
  • salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Lemon juice

Mix together caraway seeds, cinnamon and some red pepper flakes. Use it to season the salmon. Then add a little salt and some brown sugar and top it all off with a little freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Season the grilled salmon with thyme and honey


  • thyme
  • salt
  • pepper
  • honey

Season the salmon with fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Then brush it with a little honey and after you let it steep, you can put the salmon on the grill.

Salmon seasoning - the classic with dill


  • Fresh dill (dill tips)
  • Lemon juice
  • pepper
  • butter

This classic is quick and easy and can be used for both baked and steamed and fried salmon. Simply season the salmon with salt and pepper. Put a small piece of butter on top and season with fresh dill and a few drops of lemon juice.

Marinade for salmon with an Asian touch


  • ginger
  • garlic
  • soy sauce

Grate the ginger, cut the garlic into small pieces and mix it with a little soy sauce. A great marinade for the salmon is ready.

Spice mix - easy and quick


Simply season the salmon with some freshly chopped tarragon and butter.

Salmon seasoning with mustard


  • Mustard (Dijon mustard)
  • Fresh parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Then brush the salmon with the mustard and pour fresh parsley over it.

Season the salmon


The classic, whether smoked, steamed, grilled or baked salmon. In addition, tarragon, fennel, fennel seeds, bay leaf, garlic, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme are also often used.
You can find more ideas here with what you can give salmon an interesting taste note.


Those who like it a bit spicier can add some chilli to the salmon.

Sage and white wine

Sage and white wine are an excellent combination.

Lemon soy mix

You can also season baked salmon with a mixture of 2 parts lemon juice and 1 part soy. Brush the salmon lightly with it and then put it in the oven.

Season the smoked salmon

In addition to salt, pepper and dill, horseradish goes well with smoked salmon. You can freshly grate them or use them straight from the glass. Horseradish can also be combined excellently with cream.

Season the pickled salmon

Try the pickled salmon with a honey mustard sauce. In general, mustard and salmon go well together, whether as a marinade or sauce.

Other flavor carriers:

Lemon juice

Drizzle the salmon with a little lemon just before serving. But just try lime juice or lemon pepper instead of lemon juice.

White wine

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