Salmon Seasoning Secrets!

Discover the Ideal Spice Combinations

This guide will help you discover the best spices that go well with salmon. These pairings are simple, and none of them can go wrong. But, as always when it comes to pairings, the best way to discover what you like is to play around with different ratios and combinations.

What Spices Go Well With Salmon

I’ve compiled a list of the best spices that pair well with almost any kind of salmon. Remember that the exact type of salmon will still affect the pairing.

Salt And Pepper

You can try a ton of different types of salt. These can be basic options like Maldon salt, Himalayan pink salt, sea salt, or even black salt (which is quite common today).

Garlic And Onion Powder

Garlic and onion powder can also be substituted with fresh alternatives. These are two other basic, yet incredibly flavorful spices that help elevate the natural fishy flavors.

Citrus Salt

Citrus is a fantastic pairing with salmon. But if you cannot use fresh citrus, it’s always a good option to have citrus salt on hand. It has a very long shelf life and helps you add salt and citrus flavors simultaneously.

Ginger Powder

Ginger powder can work instead of fresh ginger. While you will get a slightly different flavor, it’s the next best thing and still works great with any kind of salmon.

What Herb To Put On Salmon

For salmon, there are arguably more herbs that pair well than spices. This is because herbs have a fresher flavor, which works with this kind of meat.


Dill is hands-down one of the best options for salmon. You can use it dried or fresh. It has a subtle citrus-like flavor with grassy undertones, which works really well with the slightly salty flavor of salmon.


Parsley makes a fantastic add-in or fresh garnish. Plus, it’s honestly very difficult to ruin the flavor with this herb or its pairings.

Tarragon Or Fennel

Both of these herbs have a licorice-like flavor, which, as most people know, pairs with all kinds of salmon.


To give the meat a little more of a robust and hearty flavor, using something like thyme is arguably the way to go.