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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

April 23 2012

Dinner For Two - Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions

    1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 1/2 tablespoons minced onion

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.
    
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.