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BBQ Spiced Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword seafood
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cherry on My Sundae


BBQ salmon

  • 1 lb salmon
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Charred lemon dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • ¼ cup basil chopped
  • 2 tablespoon chives chopped
  • salt and pepper

Caramelized pineapple

  • 1 pineapple sliced into ½ inch thick slices
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine spices for salmon including brown sugar, paprika, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Sprinkle on salmon in an even layer. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat ¼ cup olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add lemon with the cut side facing down and cook until browned and slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the olive oil into a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice into the same bowl, discarding the lemons. Add chopped parsley, basil, and chives to the lemon oil mixture and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Roast the salmon for 12-15 minutes or until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare pineapple. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Lay pineapple in an even layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture on both sides. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip pineapple over and bake for another 10 minutes or until caramelized.
  • Transfer salmon to a serving platter and drizzle the charred lemon dressing on top followed by caramelized pineapple. Serve immediately.