Sweet-Spicy Salmon with Caramelised Onions

Sweet-Spicy Salmon with Caramelised Onions


153 people made this

About this recipe: I often buy bags of frozen salmon fillets and this mixture of paprika, mustard, garlic and brown sugar give them a new lease of life.


Serves: 2 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • pinch onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (160g) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Combine the black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder and salt in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil to make a paste. Spread the paste all over the salmon fillets, and set aside to marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Heat a separate non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon fillets in the hot frying pan until golden brown on each side, and no longer translucent in the centre, about 4 minutes per side. Pour the browned onions and olive oil over the salmon fillets to serve.

Recently viewed

Reviews (1)


Really lovely! careful not to cook onions too long tho! - 03 Jan 2016

Write a review

Click on stars to rate