Are you looking for something unusual to make this summer? Try making this Charred Sugar Rub Crusted Alaska Salmon! Of course it will work with other fish but living in Alaska – we happen to have wild caught Alaska Salmon. This would be delicious with Sockeye Salmon or King Salmon. Cooking a variety of fish is a great way to eat healthy and clean during the summer, especially if you can catch your own fish!
Charred Sugar Rub Crusted Alaska Salmon
Here are some health benefits of eating salmon:
- Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Great Source of Protein
- High in B Vitamins
- Good Source of Potassium
- Loaded With Selenium
- Contains Antioxidants
- May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
Check out what this Salmon side looks like after it has been cooked before plating:
Recipe for Charred Sugar Rub Crusted Alaska Salmon
Charred Sugar-Crusted Alaska Salmon
Dry Sugar Rub Ingredients:
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ Tbsp ground cumin
- ½ Tbsp paprika
- ½ Tbsp salt
- ¼ tsp dry mustard
- Dash of cinnamon
- 4-6 Alaska salmon fillets 4 to 6 oz each, fresh or thawed
- oil for frying
- lemons for garnish
- 3 cups cooked spinach
- Blend all ingredients for Dry Sugar Rub.
- Generously coat one side of each Alaska salmon fillet with mixture.
- Heat oil in large heavy pan over medium high heat.
- Carefully place the salmon fillets in the pan, seasoned side down. Cook about 2 minutes to sear; then turn fillets over.
- Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking 6-8 minutes until the fish is opaque throughout.
- Serve salmon over cooked spinach with lemons for garnish and squeezing on the fish.