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fennel-orange rub

Dave’s brother, Roger, has been visiting all week and was here on Valentine’s Day.

Roger’s specialty is grilled bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin. Dave’s specialty is perfect garlic bread.

Roger also wanted to grill salmon, so I came up with this spice rub. The potato recipe will be shared in tomorrow’s post.

feb 14 dinner

Fennel-Orange Spice Rub for Salmon

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • Salmon
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar


Place the fennel seeds, salt, and peppercorns in a spice grinder and grind.


Stir in the smoked paprika and orange zest.


Brush the salmon lightly with olive oil and then with red wine vinegar. Sprinkle the salmon with the spice rub and then rub it into the salmon.


Heat a grill to high. Place a large piece of foil on the grate and then the salmon on the foil and grill until salmon is cooked through.


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1 Marissa { 02.17.15 at 9:21 AM }

Roger’s specialty is way more impressive than Dad’s 😉

2 Peggy { 02.17.15 at 9:36 AM }

I love fennel. I will have to try this!!

3 Anne { 02.17.15 at 10:04 AM }

As soon as I read “fennel” I thought of Peggy!! 🙂 Looks delicious!

4 Sam { 02.26.15 at 9:47 AM }

Fennel? Love ….married men? NO

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