Sweet & Spicy Salmon



Another recipe from the Chef Fresco archives. We are so behind in posting I had to brush some cobwebs off this one. Har har! Time to get out the grill for some late summer grillin! Did everyone have as beautiful of a day as we did here in NC?! Man I love the cooler weather - gotta take advantage of it with some outdoor dinner making. We typically make grilled salmon about the same way - with some sort of dill rub. We decided to try something different to fix up the 2 lb of fresh salmon I got at HT (major sale)! This is definitely different than what we are used to - in a good way though. The brown sugar and chili powder combine together perfectly to create a sweet/spicy dish. If you don't have Mexican chili powder, sub regular chili powder. Modified from Food Network. We'll post that tabouli you see in the background there soon.

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon hot Mexican chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 lbs of salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Coat your grill with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.
  2. While the grill is heating, combine the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Brush each salmon fillet with a bit of the oil, then rub with the spice mixture.
  3. Grill the salmon, flesh side down, until charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook another 5 to 6 minutes for medium doneness.

8 comments:

Sweet and Savory said...

This spells YUMMY but what is Mexican chili powder compared to regular chili powder?

Chef Fresco said...

That's a good question! I had to consult Mccormick.com to find the answer. =) Looks like the main difference is the Mexican chili powder has cumin and oregano added to it. From their site:

Chili Powder: "A blend of chili pepper and other spices and salt."
Ingredients: CHILI PEPPER, SPICES, SALT, SILICON DIOXIDE (ADDED TO MAKE FREE FLOWING), AND GARLIC.

Hot Mexican Chili Pwder: "A spicy blend of chili and red pepper and other seasonings to add zest to Mexican-style dishes."
Ingredients: CHILI PEPPERS, CUMIN, SALT, OREGANO, SILICON DIOXIDE (ADDED TO MAKE FREE FLOWING), AND GARLIC.

Joanne said...

I love sweet marinades for salmon! This looks delicious.

Shannon said...

this sounds like such a fantastic combo!!

grace said...

ah, alliteration and tasty food--this is a winning post indeed. :)

Boabe de Cafea said...

Mmm... It looks delicious!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gorgeous photo of the salmon. I'll have to give this a try. We love salmon.
Sam

Cakebrain said...

oh yum! I love salmon and it looks so good!

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