When you’re a Fab Housewife on the go, you seldom have the time or energy for a big production at meal time. But that’s not to say you don’t want to serve a delicious dinner to your family. That’s why I am always so excited to find recipes that are a snap to make, but stand up to “foodie” standards.
This Spicy Brown Sugar-Baked Salmon is one such dish. In fact, I think it is not just the easiest salmon I’ve ever prepared, but probably the tastiest, too. The hubs asked if this could be put on the regular rotation, to which I happily obliged. That means more time to spend on other things…like blogging, or reading, or pondering the meaning of life. Who am I kidding, I’ll probably just paint my nails and drink some wine.
- Cooking Spray
- 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 6 salmon fillets, skin and any pin bones removed (about 6 ounces each filet)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Brush each salmon fillet with 1/2 teaspoon of the oil, then rub each fillet with about 1/2 tablespoon of the spice mixture.
- Bake the salmon for ten minutes per inch of thickness. My filets were long and thin, so about 12 minutes did the trick.
- Remove to a platter and serve immediately.