Salmon with dried spices and herbs

Fish Rub Recipe

Besides meat, rubs are also great on fish, but I tend to use less pronounced flavors in the mix since there’s virtually no fat to dilute the taste of a spicy rub. Tastes great on dorado, yellowtail, striped bass, and salmon.


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves (or 3/4 teaspoon ground oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 2 lb. striper fillet (or 4 6 – 8 ounce fillets)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Pinch granulated sugar


  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub fish with olive oil and then rub dry ingredients into fish. Wrap in plastic wrap for 8 – 12 hours. Remove plastic wrap and grill or broil fish until just cooked, but not overcooked. Combine mayo, lime juice, and granulated sugar and put a dollop of the mixture on top of the fish.


Recipe courtesy of the Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath.


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One Response to “Fish Rub Recipe”

  1. Michael Etherton

    very goood!