¾tsp.fresh ground black peppermore or less to taste
½tsp.cayenne peppermore or less to taste
4clovesgarlicminced or chopped
½tsp.chili flakesmore or less to taste
Toasted Sesame Seedsoptional
Remove the skin from the salmon. Slice them into 8 oz pieces and pat them dry.
In a small bowl stir together paprika, garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, and cayenne pepper. Season both sides of the salmon with this seasoning.
In a small bowl or cup, mix together the sauce ingredients: honey, garlic, water, lemon juice, soy sauce, onion powder, cornstarch and ginger powder, chili flakes, and 1 tbsp. of olive oil to make the sauce. Set aside for cooking.
Bring a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsps. of olive oil. Place the salmon in the pan and sear for 5 minutes without moving. Flip and cook on the other side for 5 minutes.
Pour the sauce into the pan and let the sauce and salmon cook together 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens up. Scoop up some of the sauce and glaze the salmon as it cooks.
Remove from heat and garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onion, and lemon wedges before serving.
You can also bake the Spicy Salmon in the oven at 400°F for 8-10 minutes, uncovered.
Ideally go for wild salmon, for flavor and sustainability. Wild salmon looks orange in color whereas farmed salmon is pale orange in color.
Make sure to pat the fillets dry with a paper towel, to remove excess water. This promotes an even cook and stops splattering from the oil.
You can remove the skin if you don't like the fishy taste.
When searing the salmon, don't move it around until you're ready to flip it. If you move it too soon it's likely to stick and tear.
Garnish with sesame seeds, chopped green onions, and lemon wedges.
Feel free to enhance the flavor of salmon by topping with fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, or cilantro.
Add some breadcrumb topping for your salmon to give it a different texture.