Spicy Grilled Salmon Steaks


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Source of Recipe: Gourmet 1990


1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced onion

1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 salmon steaks (1 pound), each about 1 inch thick

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, (optional)(I omit it)


In a bowl stir together the black pepper, the paprika, the cayenne, the garlic, the onion, the thyme, the salt, and the oil until the mixture forms a stiff paste. Pat the paste onto both sides of each salmon steak.

Heat an oiled ridged grill pan *(see note) over moderately high heat until it is smoking and in it sauté the salmon for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through.

Optional: While the salmon is cooking, in a small skillet cook the butter over moderate heat, swirling the skillet, until it is dark brown, but do not let it burn. Transfer the salmon to heated plates and pour the butter over it. (I omit this).

Makes 2 servings.

*Note: This can also be cooked on the grill.

(This spice rub can also be used on chicken).