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Sweet and Spicy Salmon

This is a quick 15 minute recipe to add some lean protein to any meal, be it lunch or dinner. Many of us see protein as being the star of a meal, and it can often take the longest to prepare and cook. Salmon is a great protein to mix with something like a brown rice and vegetable medley, or steamed vegetables to complete a healthy meal.

Directions:

Combine honey and olive oil and lightly coat each salmon fillet, making sure to leave the fleshy side up.

Next combine brown sugar, chili powder, salt,  pepper and cumin in a dish to create what we will use as a dry rub. Take a generous handful of the mixture and rub onto the same fleshy side of the salmon fillets.

On medium to high heat, add 1 tbsp of olive oil to an iron skillet. Once heated, add salmon fillets skin side down and reduce heat to medium to low. Be careful at this stage, as the olive oil may splatter.

Pan-sear salmon for 7 minutes, flip and fry for an additional 1-2 minutes or until center reads 145 degrees F. (Cooking times might vary depending on the thickness of each fillet.) Remove from heat and serve each fillet.

Try out this recipe on other proteins like chicken to switch things up.

Photo Courtesy of Skinny Mom

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