Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sugar and spice salmon

You will need a salmon fillet, olive oil and lots of spices for this recipe. This dish is quick to make, and it is good for those days when you come back form work tired and hungry, and don't feel like spending the whole evening cooking dinner, but still want to eat something tasty and healthy.

Sugar Spice Mix

1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Chili Powder

1/2 tsp Dry Mustard

1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Tbs Paprika

1 tsp Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Ground Cumin

1/2 Tbs Ground Black Pepper

2 Tbs Salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well. This will give you plenty of spice mix. Store the remaining mix in a jar for next time.

Rub a liberal coat of spice mix onto one side of salmon fillet. If your fillet has skin on one side, rub the spice mix on the side without the skin.

Heat 3 Tbs of olive oil in a skillet. Sear the fillet for 2-3 minutes on the spice side (this is for 1/2 inch thick fillet; fry longer if your fillet is thicker). Turn it over and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook it- it will be dry.

Mash potatoes are a good side dish for sugar and spice salmon. Steamed veggies such as asparagus, broccoli and zucchinis also go well with it.


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