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Charred Sugar-Crusted Alaska 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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 516kcal
Author: My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life


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

To make

  • 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.


Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 3.8mg