4 ratings

Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Healthy and so delicious
Sweet and Spicy Salmon
Photo Courtesy of Zareen Syed

This sweet and spicy salmon is covered in a brown sugar, chili powder and ground cumin spice rub and then pan seared until the fish is perfectly charred. It is delicious on a bed of brown or white rice or with a side of greens.

Ready in
25 m
10 m
(prepare time)
15 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin and any bones discarded
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil


Heat pan with some of the oil over medium heat.

While pan heats up, combine brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Brush each salmon fillet with 1/2 teaspoon of oil, then rub each piece of fish with 1/2 tablespoon of spice mixture.

Cook the salmon flesh side down, until charred, which will take 4 to 5 minutes.

Flip the salmon and cook another 8 minutes and serve.