Thursday, July 29, 2010

a little secret


Pssst. Hey, I'll let you in on a little secret. This is the best salmon ever. It's the perfect subtle mix of flavors. I swear, it tastes like something you would eat in a fine restaurant, and it's super simple to make. Here's all you do:

Mix equal amounts of chili powder and brown sugar in a dish. Dredge raw salmon fillets in the mixture. In a bit of oil in a hot skillet on the stove top, caramelize each side about one minute. Remove to a baking sheet and pop in a 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes, or until cooked through. That's it. Easy peasy.

Many thanks to my friend Susan at 29 Black Street for this fabulous recipe. I've been making it nearly every week this summer at the manor. Everybody loves it. I promise, you will, too.

72 comments:

  1. Super yummy. We don't eat much of animals any more, but I LOVE salmon, so next time, this will be it.

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  2. You are so right, this is awesome, I will be making this pretty often.

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  3. This will become part of my summer menu too....Thank you Willow....I am always on the look out for new recipes for salmon, xv.

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  4. i am getting in the car right now to go to the fish market

    this looks so good...making it here at farmhouse....

    thanks, my friend
    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  5. Hi! This also works beautifully with a pork tenderloin on the grill!
    Happy summer ...........

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  6. Oh I love salmon, and this recipe sounds absolutely delicious! I'll definitely give it a go :)

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  7. Don't eat fish but my mother does and I enjoy making it for her and "easy peasy" is just my style!

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  8. Fanks, gal. It sounds fabtastic.

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  9. This sounds just like some salmon I had at Earth Fare yesterday! It was pretty darned wunnerful! I will be trying this recipe in my test kitchen very soon!

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  10. Hmm, I was looking at the fresh salmon fillets yesterday, now that I have scrumptious recipe, I'm going to make a trip back to the shops, and indulge ;)
    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
    Jo

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  11. Thanks, sounds great, I'll try it.

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  12. Sounds divine. I'll try it for sure. Thanks for the summer taste!

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  13. I can't wait to try it. Thanks.

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  14. I have enjoyed every recipe that I've found here at the Manor. Just today I was joking with my daughter -- whose food prohibitions I'm constantly having to work around. I told her that when she goes off to boarding school in September we are going to be eating salmon every other night! Cooked like this . . .

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  15. Hmmm... Easy peasy is right. I'll have to try this out.

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  16. Ah, sweet and sassy salmon! A Delightful Combo, for sure.

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  17. Okay, I'm sending this one to my daughter (she loves to cook)! It makes my mouth water, Willow.

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  18. on the bread front:

    i think i might be worried about doubling it if it was for compnay..i never have...to be safe i would go with 2 seperate ones...

    i would worry about it not getting done on the inside and too dark on the outside :-{

    let me know how it goes..
    i sent you an email too

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  19. mmmm..we LOVE salmon. I'll try this over the weekend! I bet that sweet/hot glaze is perfect!

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  20. Thanks, Kary, I was thinking the same thing. I'll go with two loaves! :)

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  21. for some reason, i always get a bone in my fillet. never anybody else, just me. the salmon hates me.

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  22. easy peasy...okay..I'll give it a try

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  23. Tom, if you start to choke on a fish bone, you can either put a piece of bread on your head or pull on your big toe. That should fix things.

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  24. Easy...my kind of recipe! Thank you. I am adding salmon to my shopping list.

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  25. Salmon is one of my favourites and this recipe which seems so easy is definitely a must try!

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  26. Oh, that sounds delicious and so easy! Thanks for the recipe. I loe salmon.

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  27. Thanks for this. Sounds delicious. Must try that, looks easy.

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  28. willow! How did you know I've got six salmon fillets sat in the fridge for tomorrow night?
    Will be trying very soon. Thanks!

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  29. Yum! I'm going to try this for certain!

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  30. Nice! I will have to try it on salmon and the pork.

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  31. we eat salmon and tilapia and trout so so often,
    I'll take your word for this and give it a try.....

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  32. Hello, dear Willow! This sounds just delicious. I believe I shall give it a try. My darling husband will be my tester. lol.

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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  33. Looks devine. Since my husband doesn't like salmon, I've been pouring HEAD COUNTRY barbeque sauce on top of it under the broiler and he loves it.

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  34. wow, sounds delicious. cant wait to try it. thanks!

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  35. Hedgehog adores salmon, and I am going to make this for her immediately! Thank you so much!

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  36. OK, it's in the pan. It's sizzling nicely. I'll turn it over. Now onto the plate..... Yum.

    Even in virtual cooking it tastes great. I'll be doing this one the next time I buy salmon.

    Bisou, Cro.

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  37. I'll have to share this with my cook (also called "wife"!) I do dishes...
    Thank you!

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  38. This does look and sound good. Salmon is a fav here ~ even with the kiddos! Gotta try this. Thanks!!

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  39. Dear Willow, If I could only eat one thing for evermore, then I think that in all probability it would be salmon. This looks and sounds delicious.

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  40. Willow,
    I'm going t try this!
    rel

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  41. Looking and reading about it did something in my mouth which tells me I might surprise Bev and pretend it was just for her. I'll even tell her it was my own recipe...it'll be my little secret;) Easy peasy works well with me. What did you throw on the plate with it?

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  42. Dear Willow, love salmon, gonna try it this way. Wanted you to know I had to change my Queenmothermamaw blog for security reasons to Daylily. Wanted to introduce you to my new post and invite you to come over, if you choose and refollow up with me. I would be so proud.
    Peggy

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  43. It is amazingly delicious isn't it? And I found the recipe at Martha Stewart's Everyday Food - A fantastic destination for fast, simple and delish recipes (they have a weekly recipe newsletter that you can sign up for). xo les Gang

    email in the works today ;-)

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  44. I'll pick some up at Costco tomorrow. I made halibut today - the last of the fillets my son got on his deep sea fishing trip in the bay a few months ago. I sauteed them with onions,green olives,tomatoes, capers and shrimp and served them with rice and a salad and they were wonderful.

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  45. From your photo I would say it must be delicious! -- barbara

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  46. Ken I threw some quickly sauteed ratatouille on the plate with it. Mmm-mmm.

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  47. it is delicious...
    what a treat!

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  48. Mmmmm...fish love!!!

    I would've shot the lil' woodpecker full of formaldehyde and put him on the shelf for bird-study...but, that's my world of strange!

    See ya sister(at Good Will perhaps)...s

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  49. Dear Willow: I don't use salt either and if I do it has to be celtic sea salt or the like. This would keep the flavour in. Have you ever tried cedar planks for cooking salmon on the BBQ? I had a heck of a time til I figured out that the cedar planks have to be soaked in water plus a good hose just in case. With fish I like it simple. The flavours are so rich on their own. Not into smoked fish too much, but I do like some lightly smoked cheese. Everything in Canada (traditionally) is smoked. Jane Jones (oops I forgot to sign in coming straight from FB)

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  50. You've not steered me wrong on recipes...this one looks especially good...we have salmon all the time and I could use a change up...thank you!

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  51. I am so hungry just looking at this...bkm

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  52. This looks amazing. I take salmon steaks, brush them with olive oil and soy sauce, wrap them in aluminum foil, and bake them on the barbecue. Their juices and precious little fat content are locked in. Thanks for this recipe.

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  53. Yummy! Paul, I'm trying your method this week!

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  54. Jane, I tried the plank thing just once, and obviously I did something wrong, because the results were not detectable. Maybe I should try it again?

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  55. Oh yesssss, joining the crowd.....I WILL be making this on Sunday!

    Thank You, Madame Chef de la Willow!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  56. Here's an equally simple recipe that tastes great. Equal amounts of grainy dijon mustard and maple syrup. Pour over salmon and if you like press crushed pistashios on top or black sesame seeds. Grill or pan fry. Enjoy!

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  57. Penny, thank you, that sounds delicious, as well! One can never have too many ways to cook a fish.

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  58. Perfect timing Willow. MOTH had picked up a very large whole Ocean Trout at the Fish Market yesterday morning. He filleted it out & last night I gave this recipe a spin using 2 of the big plump fresh fillets. It was exactly as you promised & more - totally delectable. Thanks go to Susan-a definite 10/10.
    Millie ^_^

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  59. Millie, so happy to hear you and MOTH loved this with the trout! I've also tried it on talapia and it was equally as nice.

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  60. JUST EXACTLY what i need! thanks

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  61. I haven't had salmon in the longest time! Now I'm reminded to buy some and use this seasoning. Yum!

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  62. this looks incredible. i'm tryin it..

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  63. I tried your receipt with pork chops. It worked well. Thanks.

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  64. There is a piece of salmon in my freezer that is calling me to dredge it in flour and chili powder... (looks so good!)

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  65. This is one I will definitely be adding to my repertoire. Thanks.

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  66. Cannot wait to try this! Sweet and hot together sounds devine:)

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  67. Salmon and Susan! Does it get much better? how fun to see you link to here blog here. I do so love her's and i do soooo love Salmon. Yumm, I am sure it is indeed incredible, if not THE best! :)

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  68. oh man oh man. I "facebooked" this it looks soooo good. Too bad it's 8:30 at night and I already had dinner (teriyaki salmon btw). Thanks for the great recipe - I will be making it!

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