YIELD: 4 SERVINGS
2 tsps. smoked paprika
2 tsps. brown sugar
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. coarse ground black pepper
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. cocoa powder
¼ tsp. red chili flakes
4 salmon fillets (6 to 8 oz. each), fresh or thawed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1. Blend all dry ingredients in a small bowl. Rub or pat spice mixture onto flesh side of salmon fillets. Let the salmon rest for 5 minutes.
2. Heat an ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, then salmon, rub side down. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, until browned. Turn fillets over and place pan in a 400°F oven. Roast just until fish is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes.
Recipe and photo: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute