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PNW summer dinner party recipe! Spiced broiled salmon with lime butter

Aaaah, the star of the show... the final recipe from our Pacific Northwest simple summer dinner party is here! This salmon turned out amazing and I've made this recipe twice since! (Without the lime butter, sadly... I highly recommend it with the lime butter!)

This recipe features incredible wild-caught salmon from Kenai Red Fish Company, a CSF (community-supported fishery) that delivers subscriptions to Portland. I love salmon and wish I ate more of it, but it's hard to find the good quality stuff and know where it's from. This company provides a really wonderful service and connection to amazing salmon!

For the recipe I developed for our dinner party shoot (also featuring Sam RosenMary BodyenStemm Floral, and Kelsey Malie Calligraphy) I wanted to do something exciting and summery, but also let the great salmon flavor come through. I really like making my own spice blends, but I also wanted the tanginess of citrus. I did lime instead of lemon with this simple, slightly spicy rub--it was a great combination!

This recipe is great for dinner parties (or busy weeknights) because it only takes about 10 minutes in the oven!

Spicy Broiled Salmon with Lime and Lime Butter


Lime Butter:
  • 1 small clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted grassfed butter, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Slices of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large fillets (about 2 lbs) wild-caught salmon
  • Coconut oil for baking sheet


    1. For the lime butter: Combine all lime butter ingredients in a mini food processor (or use a jar and emulsion blender). 
    2. Refrigerate lime butter several hours or overnight (optional, just makes it scoop better).
    3. Turn oven to broil at 475 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with coconut oil.
    4. For the salmon: Mix dry ingredients in a dish and rub on insides of salmon fillets.
    5. Squeeze lime juice over lime fillets. Top with lime slices. (For crispier individual fillets, cut into smaller pieces before broiling.)
    6. Broil for 10 minutes.
    7. Serve with pats of lime butter.

    The combination of flavorful, slightly spicy salmon and heavenly garlicy-tangy-salty butter is incredible!!! Seriously magical!

    The party shoot was featured on Glitter Guide here. The recipes are on Glitter Guide here and individually on my blog - see my Real Food Recipes page.

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