I wasn't exaggerating when I said we eat salmon a few times a month. Although I found a good recipe that Will and I both like, I won't rest until I find the PERFECT salmon recipe.
I'm kidding. I just get bored making the same things over and over.
This time I started looking for a spice rub for salmon. I came across this recipe from Ellie Krieger on the Food Network website and gave it a try. This recipe appealed to me because it had ingredients I already have in my pantry and included two of my favorite spices: chili and cumin. I am not a fan of sweet-savory combinations, but I thought that this might be okay since I have made spice rubs with brown sugar before.
[Imagine that there is a pretty picture of salmon with all the ingredients here. Pretend that I didn't accidentally delete it off my camera.]
I halved the recipe and still had plenty of spice, so I put it in a baggie with a little reminder of what it is.
Since I don't have a grill pan, I cooked the salmon, spice side down, for about 3-4 minutes in a teaspoon of olive oil. I flipped it when it started to look cooked, and finished it off on the other side for an additional minute, sort of like cooking an over-easy egg. I served with roasted broccoli (tossed with salt, pepper, EVOO and garlic powder) and corn on the cob.
We both enjoyed the salmon, although it was a little too sweet for me. Next time, I'll cut back the brown sugar (or add more cumin and chili to the leftover seasoning mix). In all, though, this is a recipe I see myself making again.