Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Man, I love this Salmon!


I was so excited tonight when I arrived at my college class and found that they were serving this salmon again! It is just the right amount of smokey paprika and sweet too- reminds me of a barbequed potato chip, sort of.


The caterer tonight is a regular at our program, Special Occaisions http://www.specialocatering.com/ . They do a great buffet. The salmon was served chilled with a red pepper aioli, green salad, rice pilaf, and roasted vegetables. A very nice meal. The owner, Brian Blake, provided me the ingredients and his card to give him a call if I have questions.


Ingredients (I used Brian's ingredient list, but had to search the web for amounts)
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, to taste
2 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (1 tsp if not freshly ground)
1 tablespoon crushed dried thyme, to taste

Directions
1Mix all ingredients together.
2Use as a rub on salmon fillets that have been drizzled with olive oil.
3Grill until cooked.
One more interesting note about salmon....you should seek out wild and not farmed salmon. Wild Salmon feeds on algae and provides higher levels of the good-for-you Omega fats.

3 comments:

Carol............. said...

Hi, Nancy! I'm going to try this...my husband LOVES any type of fish. Hopefully you can visit me this year when I get home to Washington from Arizona..still want to show off my garden!!! Your mom's friend, Carol...

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

Nancy, When are you making this for me? Oh, are you waiting til I am 70?
Love mom

Nancy Cook said...

Feel free to experiment with the quantities on this. I made this for Simon tonight using a little less brown sugar and a little more paprika. It is a matter of taste- how sweet versus how smokey you like it.