I am definitely not a fish fan or seafood in general and that’s mostly because I rarely find a tasty fish and a great recipe for it, something that doesn’t require weird ingredients or endless time baking in the oven. Take the salmon for example, I would probably stress out a lot of people, but for me it is kinda bland. I mean it is cool as long as you add all kind of spices and whatnot but then again so is any other fish, in the end they all taste the same. Still, the best fish I ever had was a charcoal grilled Prussian carp with just a bit of salt sprinkled on it, but good luck finding that one in North America.
Anyway, back to the salmon. I found an interesting recipe that can be done in 10-15 minutes and that can really transform your seafood, turning you into a fish addict (been eating this thing for a week now :)) so enjoy…
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp orange zest
- ½ tsp cayenne or chilli flakes
- 12oz (350g) salmon fillets
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl combine sugar, paprika, orange zest, cayenne, salt and pepper.
- Rub half of the sugar mixture onto one side of the fillets.
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray or a little bit of vegetable oil and place it over medium high heat for two minutes.
- Place fillets, coated side down, in hot skillet. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle remaining brown sugar mixture on uncooked side of fillets. Turn and cook 5 more minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.