Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

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Romeo 6

"I love making this salmon, it's quick, easy and super yummy! If your husband/boyfriend is a picky eater like mine he will love this recipe."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 496 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 496 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 36.6 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder, and salt in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil to make a paste. Spread the paste all over the salmon fillets, and set aside to marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Heat a separate non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon fillets in the hot skillet until golden brown on each side, and no longer translucent in the center, about 4 minutes per side. Pour the browned onions and olive oil over the salmon fillets to serve.
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MOUSIE206
10/5/2010

Wow! This dish came out way better than I could have imagined. The paste forms a nice crust on the salmon making it have a cajun feel to it. The spiciness is nicely offset by the sweetness of the caramelized onions. It's also super simple to make. I did double the cayenne because I like spicy and omitted the onion powder (didn't have any.) I also used a whole onion which was the right choice. One note - if the salmon is thick then use a lower heat because the paste will burn the top while the inside remains raw.

senkyb
10/20/2010

Ahoney squeeze of honey to the marinade to give it some more sweetness. Also keep the onion in strips when they are minced you can't even taste them.

MMOH
1/31/2011

Hubby actually liked this! It was too spicy for our 3 year old though. I baked my salmon in the oven, and used sliced onions rather than minced. It's great served with wild rice pilaf and broccoli.