Spiced Salmon with Yellow Peppers

Spiced Salmon with Yellow Peppers
Spiced Salmon with Yellow Peppers

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

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