Goan Spiced Grilled Salmon

17 Oct

I wish I had a history to share about this very delicious grilled salmon recipe but unfortunately I don’t, since Salmon is not found in the Indian Oceans but only in North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. The best part though, it uses Goan spices ;-).

When my husband first grilled salmon fillets with the recheado masala we really enjoyed it with a salad so much that is became a monthly staple in our home. Grilling salmon more than pan-frying is a much healthier way to enjoy the fish and it’s rich omega-3 fatty acids keeps me smart and witty ;-).


Grilled Salmon with Green Beans

What I really love about this recipe is that even though it is marinated in spice paste it is full of bold flavors without too much heat as the added ketchup balances it. Also works well for those who prep and plan their meals as you can freeze the marinated salmon for couple weeks and use it when you need something quick and healthy.


Do note that as an Indian we usually eat out meats and fishes well done so my cooking time may be longer then what you usually are used to. So please adjust your cooking time to your preference.

Servings: 6-7 salmon steaks


2.2 lbs of fillet salmon make 4″ steak

3 tbsp of recheado masala

1 tbsp of ketchup

salt to taste


Wash the fish and towel dry it. In a mixing bowl mix the recheado paste, ketchup and salt. Apply it to the fish and marinade for at-least 20-30 minutes or overnight.

Heat the grill (I use an electric grill) spray with cooking oil and grill the salmon fillet for 7-10 minutes on each side.


Serve with a side of Pulao Rice, Green beans or with a refreshing Sweet Kale Salad found in Costco.


44 Responses to “Goan Spiced Grilled Salmon”

  1. Jennifer's Journal October 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    That looks fabulous!

    • Nandini October 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

      Thank you so much Jennifer 🙂

  2. throve October 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Yum! I hadn’t heard of recheado masala before. I think I will have salmon this week. I need more fish in my diet. 🙂

    • Nandini October 17, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      I guess we all need our regular dose of omega-3’s 🙂

  3. Lisa October 17, 2014 at 8:35 pm #

    This looks seriously amazing!

    • Nandini October 17, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

      Thank you so much Lisa…it was 🙂

  4. circadianreflections October 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm #

    The last image is wonderful! It’s composed so well, and the lighting is great. I want to order the dish and try it! WELL DONE!

    • Nandini October 18, 2014 at 8:11 am #

      Thank You so much Deborah for your compliments. It does mean a lot to me specially coming from you :-). You wont believe, I took it with my Note2 camera as I do not own a profs one.It was taken on a downcast day under natural window light which I realized is the best lighting. Have a great weekend 🙂

  5. sabineyoga October 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

    Yum. I saw farmed salmon in Nepal – beautiful from the glacial rivers of the Himalayas – but didn’t get to eat any. This is mouth watering. My vegetarian self has salmon once every couple of weeks at home in Australia. 😇 I do it dry pan fried no oil just a tiny spray and just cooked. With a rocket and boiled potato salad and a French seeded mustard, EVOO, lime juice and cracked pepper vinaigrette.
    Iove your cooking and blogging.

    • Nandini October 18, 2014 at 8:06 am #

      Wow! thanks for sharing your recipe it is something I will try next time. It does make sense to use less oil as salmon is a fatty fish. Hope all is well with you out there. Have a great weekend 🙂

  6. kristian holt October 18, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    Look very nice, I’m going to give this a go

    • Nandini October 18, 2014 at 7:45 am #

      That will be awesome Kristian 🙂

      • kristian holt October 18, 2014 at 7:47 am #

        Just looking at a Big Green Egg at the moment it would be good cooked in that.

  7. Nandi Nutrition October 18, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    Reblogged this on Nandi Nutrition and commented:
    What a beautiful dish – looks so healthy and tasty!

    • Nandini October 20, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Dominique, Thank you so much for the re-blog. I do appreciate it very much. Apologize for the delay in acknowledgment 🙂

  8. Loretta October 18, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    Ahh, great post Nandini, love salmon and I think I’ll try to grill it with the rechado masala – just a salad on the side and it does the trick doesn’t it? I make caldine with salmon too, and it turns out pretty good. 🙂

    • Nandini October 18, 2014 at 7:36 am #

      Thank you Loretta so much. That is true, a nice fillet just needs some salad or some sauteed veggie. Thanks for mentioning about salmon caldine since I have only pan-fired, baked or grilled as I was’nt sure how it would be in a curry. I will try to do it next time. Tc n Regards 🙂

  9. Nisha Patel October 18, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    Yum yum love salmon. This looks fab

    • Nandini October 18, 2014 at 7:31 am #

      Thank you so much Nisha 🙂

  10. "Cheffie Cooks" October 18, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    Greetings Nandini, I just love Salmon, sounds wonderful. Cheryl

    • Nandini October 18, 2014 at 10:37 am #

      That is is awesome Cheryl, I love salmon too. And thank you for your kind words 🙂

  11. wlloydjr October 19, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    I am do hungry right now!! I love this blog when trying to think of dinner ideas

    • Nandini October 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      Thanks William…I do appreciate your kind words 🙂

  12. wlloydjr October 19, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Just swinging by to tell you I nominated you on the one lovely blog award! Keep writing!!

    • Nandini October 19, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      That was very generous and kind of you. Thank you very much William 🙂

  13. geladumi October 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm #


  14. Afie October 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    This looks really good!

    • Nandini October 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm #

      Thank you so much Afie 🙂

  15. IdealisticRebel October 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    I like salmon. This sounds good. Hugs, Barbara

    • Nandini October 20, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      That is so good to know and Thank you so much Barbara 🙂

    • Nandini October 20, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

      Barbara, and thank you so much for the re-blog appreciate it very much 🙂

  16. Violets&Vanilla October 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Irresistible!…looks so good.

    • Nandini October 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

      Thank you so much 🙂

  17. Glamour Nation October 21, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    Wow this looks and sounds so delicious that I’m gonna try it tonight. 😀

    • Nandini October 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

      Can I come over Robin 🙂

      • Glamour Nation October 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

        You’re more than welcome, I’m in Jersey though 😀

        • Nandini October 21, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

          Oh! too far from LA 🙂

  18. Bouesso October 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

    Du bon saumon accompagnée d’une bonne salade! Very good meat!

  19. apples&cardamom November 8, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Lovely photos!

    • Nandini November 8, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

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