Roasted Salmon with Spicy Pineapple Marinade

This Roasted Salmon recipe is simple marinated in pineapple and lemon juice.  Then it’s covered with spices and roasted in the oven.  The result:  a delicious, tender salmon with great flavor!  I’m going to call it family-friendly, since it was a big hit with my own family.

Roasted Salmon with Spicy Pineapple Marinade

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes + marinating time

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Roasted Salmon with Spicy Pineapple Marinade


  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (or 2 small cans)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or juice from 1 lemon)
  • Four 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • lemon slices, optional


  1. Combine pineapple juice, lemon juice and salmon fillets in a large zip bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 11x7-inch dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Remove fish from bag- drizzle a small amount of the marinade onto the bottom of the prepared pan and discard the rest. Combine sugar and next 5 ingredients (sugar through cinnamon) in a bowl. Rub over fish; place in the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork (timing will depend on the thickness of your salmon). Serve with lemon slices, if desired.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (serving size: 1 fillet) Calories: 314, Fat: 14.7g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 35.3g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Weight Watchers POINTS: SmartPoints: 9, PointsPlus: 8, Old Points Program: 6

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2 Responses to “Roasted Salmon with Spicy Pineapple Marinade”

  1. postedMar 6, 2015 11:02 AM

    These sound so good. Can’t wait to try it.

  2. postedSep 21, 2017 5:46 PM

    This was great. My family loved it. Paired it with sweet potatoes with pineapple chunks and side of green beans. Definitely having this again.

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