Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Printed from healthyfamilycookin.blogspot.com


1 Tbsp. honey

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided

4 4-oz. salmon fillets

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper


In a shallow dish, combine honey and 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil. Lightly brush onto each salmon fillet, flesh side up. In another shallow dish, combine brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to make a dry rub. Using your hands, rub mixture onto the flesh sides of each salmon fillet. Heat large skillet to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil. When hot, add seasoned salmon fillets skin side down and immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover with a splatter guard (a large lid or flat pizza pan works great in a pinch). Pan-sear salmon fillets for 7 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in fillet reads 145 degrees F. Remove from heat and serve immediately. We like to serve this salmon with brown rice and a fresh garden salad.

Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from Skinnymom.com