You guys wanna know the first thing I EVER learned to make? Not only was it the first dish my Mom ever taught me, but it's also one the easiest,
tastiest, and quickest meals to throw together. Here it is, the glorious
Sugar Spiced Salmon . . .
I first discovered Sugar Spiced Salmon manyyyy years ago while dining at Pacifica Del Mar. My mom got the recipe, and ever since then, it has been a total family favorite. My sister, brother and I always make this when we are trying to impress people with our "cooking expertise". Meanwhile, it's can be done in just 3 steps and requires absolutely no skill! Perfect for WeekNight Bite! This spice rub is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and it pairs perfectly with the flaky salmon. Serve it with roasted veggies, salad, quinoa . . . it's honestly delicious with any side dish!
So here's my tip for this recipe: Make one big batch of this rub and keep it in a tupperware in your kitchen. Then every time you want to make the salmon, you already have everything ready and all you need to do is drizzle it with some olive oil, add the spice rub, and bake!
Sugar Spice Rub:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup chili powder
4 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
3 tablespoons kosher salt
You'll also need: organic salmon filets & extra virgin olive oil
This will make enough rub for 8 - 10 salmon filets!
Mix together all Rub ingredients and store in an airtight tupperware. When you're ready to make the salmon, drizzle the filets with extra virgin olive oil, then rub the Sugar Spice mixture into the top of the filets. Bake in the oven at 400° for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of your
filets. Check them with a knife in the middle to see if the filets
are light and flaky. Be careful not to overcook!
This recipe is definitely one that is close to my heart . . . I know you'll
love it as much as I do! Enjoy!
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.