Salmon is one of the best foods for your heart and brain.
But maybe you have someone in your family who is not a salmon fan.
Here is a recipe that leverages everyone's innate preference for sweet foods and makes salmon a hit even with the pickiest of eaters.
The best part about this recipe is that it is so simple!
-3-6 oz of salmon per person
-Salt and pepper (optional)
-Oil or cooking spray
- Debone the fish. Let it sit out at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle chili powder on each piece.
- Add 1-2 tsp. of brown sugar (per filet). I usually take the back of a spoon to press the sugar into the flesh of the fish.
- Sprinkle a bit more chili powder and salt and pepper (optional).
- Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray or oil.
- Cook skin-side up for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, skin side down for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, and on each of the sides for 30-60 seconds**.
- Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
**Cooking times vary depending on the thickness of the cut; the internal temperature should reach at least 140 degrees.
I find that baked sweet potatoes pair really well with this dish. I also likely steamed broccoli, asparagus or green beans.
If you want to jazz it up, you can top the salmon with chopped pecans and serve with a side of wilted spinach. The options are limitless!