Charred Sugar-Crusted Salmon

Charred Sugar-Crusted Salmon
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Charred Sugar-Crusted Salmon | Sitka Salmon Shares

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min
Serves: 4


  • For dry sugar rub:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • For cooking:
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Mix & Cover

Blend all ingredients for dry sugar rub. Generously coat one side of each salmon fillet with mixture.

Cook salmon

Heat oil in large heavy pan over medium-high heat. Carefully place salmon fillets in pan, seasoned side down. Cook about 2 minutes to sear; turn fillets over. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking 6 to 8 minutes. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.

Serve salmon with mustard, if desired.

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*The information displayed is our analysis of the recipe based on its ingredients and preparation, and should not be considered a substitute for professional nutrition advice.

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