Spiced Salmon with Yellow Peppers
- 1 teaspoon garlic; minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1-1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 3/4 pound salmon fillet, skin on; cut into two pieces
- 1 small yellow bell pepper; 1/4 inch strips
- 1/4 cup orange juice
In small bowl combine the garlic, oregano, paprika, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon
salt, and couple grinds pepper. Spoon out heaping 1/2 teaspoon of this
spice mix and set aside. Stir 1 teaspoon of the oil into the remaining mix
to make a paste. Pat dry the salmon fillets and rub the paste on top of the
fish (not on the skin side); set aside.
Heat 2 teaspoon oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pile in the bell
pepper strips and saute, stirring or tossing a few times, until they begin
to brown and soften, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Return the pan to medium high heat. Pour in the remaining 1-1/2 teaspoon
oil; when hot, set the salmon in the pan, spiced side down, and sear for 3
to 4 minutes.
flip the fillets, cover the pan, and cook until the salmon is done to your
liking (4 to 5 minutes for medium). Transfer salmon to serving plates and
return the pan to high heat. Add sauteed pepper, orange juice, and reserved
spice mix and cook, stirring a few times, until the juice is reduced to a
syrupy consistency, 3 to 4 minutes, Spoon the pepper strips and juices over
the salmon and serve.