Spice-Rubbed and Sear-Roasted Salmon with Honey-Glazed Fennel

Spice-Rubbed and Sear-Roasted Salmon with Honey-Glazed Fennel
Spice-Rubbed and Sear-Roasted Salmon with Honey-Glazed Fennel

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

  • For the spice rub:

  • 1

    Tbs. ground coriander

  • 2

    Tbs. paprika

  • 2

    tsp. finely grated lemon zest

  • 2

    tsp. kosher salt

  • For the fish and fennel:

  • Four

    6-oz. skinless salmon fillets

  • 41/2

    tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1

    Tbs. honey

  • 3

    Tbs. plus 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1

    small fennel bulb, quartered, cored, and sliced lengthwise to yield 1-1/2 cups (save about 1/2 cup fronds for garnish)

  • One

    -half Granny Smith apple

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Heat the oven to 425°F. Make the spice rub: Mix all spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Sear-roast the fish and fennel: Generously coat the salmon fillets on all sides with the spice rub and set the fillets on a plate. In a small bowl, stir together 4 tsp. of the lemon juice and the honey. In a heavy 12-inch ovenproof skillet, heat 3 Tbs. of the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering hot, arrange the salmon fillets evenly in the pan, skinned side up. Add the fennel to the pan, fitting it into the spaces around the fish. (It will look like there’s not much room, but you will be able to squeeze this amount of fennel around the fillets.) Sear for about 2 minutes, without moving; then use a slotted metal spatula to lift a piece of fish and check the color. When the fillets are nicely browned, flip them and put the pan in the oven. Roast until the salmon is barely cooked in the center, 4 to 6 minutes. While the salmon is roasting, toss the fennel fronds in a medium bowl with the remaining 1 tsp. olive oil. Core the apple half and cut it into matchsticks. Add to the fennel fronds. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tsp. lemon juice over the apples, season with salt and pepper, and toss again. When the salmon is cooked, remove the pan from the oven and transfer the salmon with the spatula to serving plates. Taste the fennel; if it is still crunchy, set the pan over medium heat and cook the fennel a few minutes more, stirring occasionally, until it’s tender. With the spatula, transfer the fennel to a small plate. Pour off and discard any oil in the pan, blotting the pan with a wad of paper towels (there will be some browned spice rub sticking to the pan, which is fine). Return the pan to the stove over medium-high heat and add the lemon-honey mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring with a whisk or wooden spoon to release the browned bits. Add the cooked fennel and stir to coat it with the glaze. Remove the pan from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top each piece of salmon with some of the glazed fennel and then a little mound of apple salad. If any glaze remains in the pan, drizzle some around each piece of salmon.

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