Tandoori-Spiced Salmon

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With Yogurt Cucumber Sauce


1 medium salmon fillet

1/2 lemon

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons tandoori spice mix or ground red pepper

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon fresh ginger with water to create a paste

4 cloves garlic mashed with water to make a paste

1 tablespoon olive oil

Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 small cucumber, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley

1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Rinse the fish and pat dry with paper towels
  3. Place in a small greased baking pan. Squeeze lemon half on top of fish and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, tandoor mix, turmeric, curry, salt, garlic paste, and ginger paste.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Brush the salmon with the oil, then add the paste to both sides of the fillet.
  7. Return to pan, cover with foil, and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Mix yogurt cucumber sauce ingredients.
  9. Remove foil and turn the over to broil. Broil fish for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Plate and serve with sauce.


Dr. Taz Bhatia M.D.