Livestrong reports in one of their articles that Wild Alaskan salmon is the healthiest salmon available in the market. The calorie and fat content in this salmon is lower than the farmed salmon.
Salmon is rich in protein. It also helps improve bone density and strength. It helps minimizes risks of depression. Human brain has 60% fat and most of this fat is the omega-3 acid DHA, which plays big role in the brain function and healthy nervous system.
This Sugar-Crusted Salmon is deliciously tender and moist, topped with crusted sugar layer. Serve this dish with vegetables and brown rice for a healthy dinner kids and adults will surely love!
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 166 kcal
Your will need:
1-6 oz salmon fillets
¼ cup brown sugar
1 T olive oil
¼ tsp kosher salt
How to make the Sugar-Crusted Salmon
- In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and salt. (If you prefer more spicy, add a little cayenne pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes.)
- In a skillet over a medium heat, add the olive oil. Allow the olive oil slowly warm up.
- Get the salmon fillets and pat the brown sugar mixture gently on top of the salmon. Avoid applying it to the skin side. You will observe that the salmon absorbs the brown sugar fast.
- Put the salmon in the skillet and skin side down. Sear the salmon fillets for about 4 minutes, or so. Flip the salmon fillet so that the brown sugar is on the skillet.
- Turn the heat to medium-low and cook the fish for about 4-5 minutes, or until the fillets reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
- Serve right away. You may want to drizzle a little brown sugar to the top just before serving them.
Published in Salt and Baker 2017.