Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub

Serves: 6

These 17-minute salmon fillets contain just 280 calories per serving. Save time in the kitchen with this quick and easy seasoning, which includes chili powder, cumin and some light brown sugar, keeping flavors bold and the fat content low.

Dovetailing Tip: Cook an additional 2 6-ounce salmon fillets to use day 5 in BBQ Salmon Cobb Salad.

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nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin and any pin bones removed
1 tablespoon olive oil


Coat your grill or a grill pan with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat. While the grill is heating, combine the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Brush each salmon fillet with 1/2 teaspoon of the oil, then rub each fillet with about 1/2 tablespoon of the spice mixture.

Grill the salmon, flesh side down, until charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook another 5 to 6 minutes for medium doneness. For well done fish, cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to a platter and serve immediately.


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