Sweet Chili Rubbed Salmon Filet Recipe
This salmon recipe is so good & healthy that you just may eat it 3 nights in a row, no joke! It’s that good. …and it’s incredibly easy to make.
I have been experimenting so much lately with “enhancing” my food. For those who aren’t familiar with that term, it basically means bringing out the natural flavor and adding flavor intensity without adding additional fat or calories. So this means using spices, herbs, or citrus even.
I’ve been using all kinds of spices – some I hadn’t even heard of before. I’ve pretty much attacked the spice aisle in my favorite grocery store and come up with some pretty amazing flavor combinations. This one has definitely been my favorite so far.
Salmon is great too when it comes to trying out different flavors – it’s a very versatile fish, not to mention it’s super healthy, full of essential fatty acids, and delicious! I love to make maple or ginger soy salmon, but right now, added sugars are a no-go. So, I bet your thinking… “well how come this dish is called “Sweet” Chili Rubbed Salmon then??” …. I’ll tell you the secret…
STEVIA! Yes, I use good ol’ stevia to add the “sweet” to my chili rub! For those of you who don’t like stevia because of the “aftertaste”– I promise, you don’t get that at all with this dish! Just a perfect little hint of sweet to go along with the spice of the chili powder!
Stevia is great! It is a leaf-extract obtained from a South American shrub that is naturally very sweet and works great as a natural sugar replacement as it has none of sugar’s unhealthy drawbacks. It is also void of calories, and does not affect blood sugar levels.
If you’re against using stevia, just omit it. The recipe is good either way!
The mix of chili powder, garlic, onion, cumin, stevia, and dill (trust me on the dill) makes an amazing flavor combination that “enhances” the salmon wonderfully! I decided to serve it alongside some steamed broccolini (love the stuff!!), and had a small portion of quinoa-rice blend.
Less than 20-minutes from start to finish and you have an amazing, clean eating, wonderfully “enhanced”, very healthy salmon dish!!
4 – 5oz wild salmon filets
4 cups broccolini stems
2 cups cooked quinoa or rice, or whatever grain you wish!
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon fresh dill (or 1 teaspoon dried dill)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon powdered stevia extract
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges
1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2) Mix the chili powder, dill, garlic powder, ground cumin, onion powder, and stevia in a small bowl.
3) Once combined, sprinkle the mixture evenly over each salmon filet – rub into the salmon with the back of a wet spoon until evenly distributed (or as much as possible!).
4) Sprinkle each filet with salt and pepper.
5) Cook in the oven on a baking pan covered in foil for 15 minutes or until just flaky.
6) While the salmon is cooking, steam the broccolini in a pan with a small amount of water, and season with salt and pepper.
7) When the salmon is cooked, squeeze a fresh wedge of lemon (or lime) over it, and enjoy!
❤️ Serve with quinoa, rice, or any other grain, or none at all!
Serving size: 1 Salmon Filet w/ 1 cup Broccolini & ½ cup rice/quinoa
Carbohydrates: 31.4g (the good kind!)
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