If you like this easy chili rub for salmon, make up a big batch of it to keep on hand for flavoring chicken or turkey breast, or pork tenderloin. To make enough spice for about 5 pounds of fish, poultry, or meat, combine 3 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon each of cumin and salt, and 2 teaspoons sugar.


1 tablespoon mild chili powder

teaspoon cumin

teaspoon salt

teaspoon sugar

4 skinless salmon fillets (5 ounces each)


1. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, salt, and sugar. Rub the mixture into both sides of the salmon.

2. Place the salmon on a broiler pan and broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat without turning, until the fish just flakes when tested with a fork, about 6 minutes. Makes 4 servings

Chili-Orange Pork Make the spice mixture in step 1 and rub it into a 1- to 1 -pound pork tenderloin. In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons orange all-fruit spread and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Roast the pork at 425 F for 25 minutes. Brush it with the orange mixture and roast 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until cooked through but still juicy.

Nutrition Facts

per serving
calories 215
total fat 9.6g
saturated fat 1.5g
cholesterol 81mg
dietary fiber 1g
carbohydrate 2g
protein 29g
sodium 513mg

Good source of: niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, vitamin D

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods like canned beans can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 31 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015