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Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub

For a tasty low-carb meal any time of year, it doesn’t get much easier than this Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub. 

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If anyone asked me what foods I’d never get tired of, salmon would be near the top of the list, so I love easy recipes like this this Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub. This recipe is easy enough to make after a hard day at work or home, and it’s so delicious that you won’t feel like you’re dieting. If you don’t want to make the Rosemary and Garlic Rub just use a commercial fish rub but do try this easy method for making tasty salmon!

Quick and Easy Roasted Salmon with Rosemary-Garlic Rub found on KalynsKitchen.com

How to Make Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub:

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Salmon filets are rubbed with a small amount of olive oil and about a tsp. of the rub and allowed to come to room temperature while the oven heats.
  2. You can use my favorite Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link) if you don’t want to make the Rosemary and Garlic Rub!
  3. Then salmon is roasted at high heat for 9-10 minutes, or until the salmon feels slightly firm to the touch.
  4. That’s it for this easy and delicious recipe!

Quick and Easy Roasted Salmon with Rosemary-Garlic Rub found on KalynsKitchen.com

More Tasty Salmon from Kalyn:

Baked Salmon with Pesto and Tomatoes
Greek Salmon Cooked in a Grill Pan
Salmon with Tomato and Olive Relish

Quick and Easy Roasted Salmon with Rosemary-Garlic Rub found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

This Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub is an easy low-carb meal any time of year!



  1. Put salmon on roasting pan or rack.
  2. Rub each salmon piece with about 1 tsp. olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of salmon with Rosemary and Garlic rub, rubbing with your fingers so the surface of the salmon is well coated with the rub.
  4. Let rubbed fish come to room temperature while you preheat oven to 450F/230C.
  5. Roast salmon (without turning) for 9-10 minutes, or until fish feels slightly firm but not hard to the touch.
  6. I prefer my salmon slightly undercooked rather than overcooked and cooked it just 9 minutes, but actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of the salmon.
  7. Serve Roasted Salmon hot.


This rub is good on salmon, chicken, or pork, so make the full amount and store in a glass jar, but you can use my favorite Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link) if you don't want to bother making the rub.

This Rosemary and Garlic Rub and salmon recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 50g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Salmon roasted in the oven is a perfect main dish for any phase of the original South Beach Diet, or any other low-glycemic or low-carb  eating plan. The salmon in the photo was served with Mary’s Perfect Salad. Another great phase one side dish would be Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese.

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    37 Comments on “Roasted Salmon with Rosemary and Garlic Rub”

  1. I was very disappointed with this- even with a tsp per 4 oz salmon it was inedible. We scraped of the seasoning and still struggled.  

    • Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. I liked it of course, or I wouldn’t have posted it on my blog. But there are some strongly-flavored ingredients here that might not appeal to everyone.

  2. Nikki, Spike is often sold in health food stores, or you can buy it online through Amazon.com. I buy granulated garlic from Penzeys, which is a great source for spices. You could use garlic powder, but it's more finely ground so I might use a little less.

  3. I cannot find granulated garlic or Spike seasoning in my grocery store (Harris Teeter)… any suggestions?

  4. Elaine, so glad to hear you liked it, and also good to know it will still be tasty with less salt.

  5. I made this when my parents came to visit tonight and it was DELICIOUS! I only used 1/2 tsp of salt because they are watching their sodium intake, but it was still very flavorful. My dad, who hates salmon, couldn't stop raving about it. And I, who love salmon and often order it when dining out, thought it was one of the best salmon dishes I've ever had!

    Thank you so much for this blog, Kalyn. I'm a newcomer to this site, so this is the only recipe I've tried. However, I have a feeling you are going to be instrumental in helping me learn to cook healthy AND TASTY food.

  6. Rachel, so glad you liked it!

  7. Just made this last night and it was sooooo good! Thanks Kalyn for this great recipe and for noting that there would be extra seasoning left over for other dishes later. I had a little jar at the ready.
    The salmon was so tasty and moist! My husband and I really enjoyed it. I only wish I didn't have to wolf it down last night to rush off to a meeting! Thank goodness for leftovers!

  8. Hi im new here. Kinda look for recipes for fish. Come across so many of your goodies. Looks yummy all… Thank you

  9. I’m always on the lookout for new ideas with salmon – this looks like a winner! All the best for 2009 🙂

  10. Lauren, thanks so much for letting me know you liked it, especially after a couple of commenters thought it was too salty. I think I fixed the instructions so it’s clear to use one teaspoon of salt per piece of salmon (NOT each side.) A couple of my friends also told me they like this rub so I’m going to post the rub as a separate recipe tonight.

  11. this was THEE best salmon dish i’ve ever made/eaten! thank you so much for posting this!!

  12. Lyn, after I wrote that comment above I just went back and read my instructions one more time, and I think I might see what happened. I did not mean to use 1 tsp. rub per side, but I see how the directions could have been interpreted like that. I am so sorry if that’s what happened, because that probably would have been too salty. I just rewrote the directions to make it a little more clear that I mean 1 tsp. divided between two sides, unless it’s a rather large piece of salmon. And thanks again for letting me know!

  13. Lyn, I’m sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. I’m trying to figure out why people are having trouble with the recipe, since another commenter said her husband thought it was too salty (but she didn’t use sea salt.) I’ve made it for several people with no complaints.

    I’m wondering, did you use sea salt, rosemary, garlic, pepper, and Spike all in the proportions I listed? (You didn’t mention rosemary or pepper.) And did you use more than a tsp. of the rub? I guess when I said 1-2 tsp. I was thinking about smaller or larger pieces of salmon, but maybe I need to make that more clear in the recipe.

    If you used all the proportions in my recipe, it would be 4/10 salt, so in a teaspoon of the rub that’s less than half a tsp. salt. Rubbed all over both sides of a piece of salmon, that doesn’t seem like a huge amount of sea salt to me.

    Thanks for letting me know though. I’ll add some clarification to the recipe for other people who try it.

  14. Perhaps I measured something incorrectly, but my husband and I found the rub much too salty. I used the sea salt as directed as well as granulated garlic and the Spice Seasoning. After a few bites, we had to scrape the rub off the salmon in order to eat it.


  15. Good article, good things, good feelings, good BLOG!

  16. Looks like another great way to make salmon, our favorite fish.