Indian-Spiced Grilled Salmon

Vickie Parks


This is from a recipe card I picked up at our local Safeway store years ago. I'm posting it here for safe keeping so I can try it when the weather is warmer and more conducive to outdoor grilling (here in the Pacific Northwest).

Steamed Basmati rice is a great side dish for this grilled salmon recipe. The card noted that a good pairing is to serve this dish with a Fumé Blanc white wine (for its oak and melon undertones).

NOTE: If you choose to use a plank for preparing this recipe, please be sure to soak the plank in water for at least 2 hours before grilling, to prevent burning.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
35 Min


  • 4
    salmon fillets (each about 5 to 6 ounces)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup
    diced onion
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5-oz can(s)
    diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 tsp
    garam marsala spice mix

How to Make Indian-Spiced Grilled Salmon


  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium-high (about 350° tp 400°F).
  2. Brush fillets with 1 Tbsp oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place fillets, skin side down, on grill (or place on a grilling plank, if desired). Grill, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. For the sauce, heat 1 Tbsp oil (or butter) in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cumin, and cook and stir about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Add tomato paste, and cook and stir until oil in tomato paste separates.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in garam marsala.
  5. Spoon sauce over the grilled fillets, and serve immediately after fillets come off the grill.

Printable Recipe Card

About Indian-Spiced Grilled Salmon

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Indian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb

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