20 Minute Caribbean Vacation Salmon

Caribbean Vacation Salmon

Let your taste buds take a tropical vacation!

Are you sick of winter, too? Gray has never been my favorite color, but in February I hate it even more.

Since a Caribbean vacation is not in my budget, I decided at least I could have the Caribbean on a plate. This sweet and spicy salmon fits the bill perfectly.

And, did you know eating salmon makes you happy? It’s true: it’s one of the good mood foods! Win-win in the winter time, I say.

This salmon is so easy, it is ready in 20 minutes from grocery bag to table. And you can use any jerk blend of seasoning that you like, but you will need to add just a few things. Or, follow my  “jerk seasoning” recipe at the end.

I love this Caribbean proverb: Betta belly buss dan good food wase ((Better to overeat than to waste good food). Amen!


2 pieces (8 ounces each) salmon (preferably wild Alaskan salmon)
Jerk seasoning (recipe below)
2 cups of finely diced assorted tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, as well as cilantro, green onion and bell peppers

Cilantro and lime wedges for garnish

Spread jerk seasoning on salmon and broil about 6 inches from heat for about 10 – 12 minutes, until cooked through. Serve with garnishes as desired.

Jerk seasoning: Throw in the blender and blend: 1/4 cup coconut oil; 3 minced garlic cloves; 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper sauce; 1 tablespoon minced ginger; 1 tablespoon of brown sugar; 1 teaspoon each of chile powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano leaves; 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, salt.


I must try some other blogger’s Caribbean delights:

Jamaican Fish Stew, The Perfect Pantry
Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa, Two Peas and Their Pod
Caribbean Jerk Shrimp,. A Farm Girl Dabbles


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