I reserved one salmon fillet for both boys to share and decided to sprinkle the spice mixture mildly on their portion. And by mildly I mean it was enough to add flavor and color, but not nearly enough to require water hoses next to their plates at the dinner table.

My Notes:

  • Followed recipe as written for the oven temperature but once oven temperature was turned down to 275° from 500°, the fish was still pretty pink for my personal liking at the 12 minute mark. I gave it another 5 minutes and the fish was still not cooking properly, so I increased the oven temperature to 375° for the remainder of the time. Next time I will just cook the salmon at 375° instead.
  • Placed chipotle and salt in a small dish and sprinkled on fish according to how much heat was needed. (Not so much for me, hah.)
  • Simple to make and definitely a quick main meal.

Family Verdict:

Everyone finished their dinner and no fish was left for leftovers! So,… we like.


If you can tolerate a little heat, then YES! The nice thing with this recipe is you can add as much heat with the chipotle mixture as you want. For kids, a light sprinkling across the fillet is doable. A pinch here, a pinch there but don’t overdo it. Not a fan of heat like me but want a little more flavor? An even sprinkled layer across the fillet will work. For more iron mouths, sprinkle to your hearts desire!

Bon apetit,

Vertical image of a black rectangular plate with three salmon fillets seasoned with pepper and lime slices.

Chipotle Lime Salmon
Yield = 4 servings


  • 1 lb salmon, cut into 4 fillets
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 limes, sliced in half
  • 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Rinse salmon, pat dry and place on a metal baking sheet.
  • Combine chipotle powder and salt in a small dish
  • Rub each fillet with olive oil.
  • Squeeze the juice from one-half lime onto each fillet.
  • Sprinkle fillets with salt and chipotle, then place a half lime on top of each fillet.
  • Place salmon in oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, depending on how well done you like your fish.