I recently joined the blog group Craving Ellie in My Belly, and this is my first official recipe from that group. I am a huge fan of Ellie Krieger, so I was delighted to find an online cooking group solely dedicated to trying out her recipes. Twice a month, I will be sampling a couple of the featured dishes from that blog group. I am really excited to participate, and I think I am starting out with a really good dish to "get my feet wet".
This weeks selection is from fellow CEiMB blogger Lobster and Fishsticks. Since I have been trying to incorporate more fish in our diet, I thought this would be a great first-try recipe. I think I am going to serve my salmon with some steamed green beans and baked potato. I can't wait to report back how our meal turned out!
Salmon with Sweet & Spicy Rub
2007 Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved
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 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin and any pin bones removed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Coat your grill or a grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat. While the grill is heating, 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.
Grill the salmon, flesh side down, until charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook another 5 to 6 minutes for medium doneness. For well done fish, cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a platter and serve immediately.
Per serving:Calories 280; Total Fat 13 g; (Sat Fat 2 g, Mono Fat 5 g, Poly Fat 5 g); Protein 34 g; Carb 5 g; Fiber 1 g; Cholesterol 95 mg; Sodium 135 mg
Excellent source of: Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium
Good source of: Folate, Magnesium
This was just okay for us. Don't get me wrong...it was good. It just didn't blow our socks off. The sweet/spicy rub was nice, and the fish was perfectly cooked. Maybe I am just not in love with salmon???? I don't know...I really can't say. For a healthy recipe it did have a good flavor, but I think I have tried other comparable salmon recipes that I liked better. I really did like that it came together super-fast. Seriously, this was a breeze to make. This would be a great idea for a "go-to", "get-dinner-on-the-table-fast" type of dinner. I think I would make this again if I had all the ingredients on hand, and I needed something healthy and fast. Overall, I would say it was a solid dinner choice.