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Spiced Pan-Seared Salmon

Ingredients - For the Spice Rub

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Ingredients - For the Asian Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon KORMOS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced

Ingredients - For Salmon and Veggies

  • 1 pound salmon fillet skin on, pin bones removed
  • 3 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
  • 2 red bell peppers or yellow or orange bell peppers, seeded and cut into 1-2" pieces
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms I used shiitake, but button and cremini work well too
  • 2 teaspoons ginger freshly grated
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro fresh, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the spices for the rub and stir well and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the Asian Sauce, stir well and set aside.
  3. Slice the salmon fillet, into 4 equal pieces. Sprinkle the spice rub over the flesh of the fish and use your fingers to pat and rub it in. Set aside.
  4. Prep the vegetables, ginger and garlic and set aside.
  5. In a large skillet (with a lid) over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When pan is hot, add the bell peppers, mushrooms and broccoli florets, cook for 1-2 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally. Add the garlic and ginger, green onions and 1-2 tablespoons of the Asian sauce. Stir to coat and combine. Place the lid on the pan and turn off the heat. Let the vegetables rest while you cook the salmon.
  6. Add one tablespoon olive oil to another pan over medium high heat. When pan is very hot, carefully place the salmon, flesh side down in the pan (be careful, it will splatter). Cook for 1-2 minutes, then using a spatula, carefully flip the fish and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes, depending on how you like your fish cooked (we like ours rare in the middle). Remove from heat.
  7. Mound the vegetables onto a platter or individual plates and top with a piece of fish. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with remainder of Asian Sauce.

Nutrition Facts

 

Amount Per Serving

 

  % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11g                                    

17%

Saturated Fat 1g                            

5%

Cholesterol 62mg                             

21%

Sodium 879mg                                 

 37%

Potassium 1198mg                                 

34%

Total Carbohydrates 17g                     

6%

Dietary Fiber 5g                                     

20%

Sugars 7g

 

Protein 27g                                         

54%

 

Vitamin A                                          

56.3%

Vitamin C                                          

174.2%

Calcium                                             

6.4%

Iron                                                     

18.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.