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Spicy Baked Salmon

I love salmon and I love spicy food. Combining them together is one of the best ideas I’ve ever had 😉  And it only takes 10 minutes from start to finish to make this spicy baked salmon! Plus it’s a pretty easy clean up. I love making my 6 minute salmon in the cast iron skillet but clean up can be a pain! Baking it is a little bit longer but so worth it if you want minimal clean up!

spicy baked salmon on a silver baking pan

The tip to getting salmon perfectly crispy is to broil it for 2 minutes at the end. I am a huge fan in broiling anything to make it taste better! It works for veggies, baked goods, sweet potatoes, really anything. Just keep an eye on it, I’ve had far too many times when I walked away for a minute and walked back to blackened food haha.

I used wild caught salmon for this recipe, mixed the spices together, rubbed a little olive oil on the salmon, and sprinkled the salmon with the mixture. Baked it in the oven for 8 minutes then broiled for 2 more minutes. Easy to make and easy to clean up! Now the fun part, figuring out what to pair it with 😉

I paired mine with avocado, sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts, and tomatoes. The nice thing about this meal is here are so many different combos salmon is amazing with! My preferred method is to combine whatever roasted veggies I have in the fridge into a bowl and add the crispy salmon in. This recipe is so delicious and so easy! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Spicy Baked Salmon

Healthy spicy baked salmon is the perfect easy dinner ready in 10 minutes!

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
spicy baked salmon on a silver baking pan


23 pieces of wild caught salmon

olive oil

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp paprika

1/4 chili powder mild

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Make mixture with the spices
  3. Add a little olive oil to the salmon (I use a brush and brush it on)
  4. Sprinkle the salmon with the spices
  5. Bake for 8 minutes at 450F then broil for 2 more minutes
  6. Serve with whatever your heart desires!
spicy baked salmon on a silver baking pan