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Sweet-Smoky-Spicy Alaska Salmon Rub

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Sweet-Smoky-Spicy Alaska Salmon Rub

Add a delicious burst of flavor to your summer cookout. The combination of a sweet, smoky spice rub and Popsie's Wild Caught Alaska Sockeye salmon is just perfect for grilling.

Sweet-Smoky-Spicy Alaska Salmon Rub

Servings: 4                       Prep Time: 15 minutes                Cook Time: 15 minutes

Author: The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

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Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 (1-1/2lb) Popsie’s Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon fillet, thawed
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Cooking spray

Directions

    Step 1: Heat the grill and mix spices

    • Remove Alaska Sockeye salmon from refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking. Heat grill to 375F. Blend all dry seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

    Step 2: Prepare the salmon

    • Cut 2 pieces of wide, heavy-duty aluminum foil about 6 inches longer than the salmon side. Stack the foil pieces (shiny side down) on a baking sheet and spray generously with cooking spray. Place the salmon, skin side down, in the middle of the foil. Fold the foil sides and ends up (1-2 inches) to make a shallow pan around the salmon, leaving at least a 1-inch margin around the fish. Rub/pat seasoning mixture onto salmon side, to taste. Let the salmon rest 5 minutes before cooking.

    Step 3: Grill the salmon

    • Carefully transfer the foil pan to the center of the preheated grill. Do not cover the salmon with foil or close the foil over the salmon. Close grill cover and cook for 10-13 minutes, cooking just until fish is lightly translucent in the center – it will finish cooking from retained heat. Remove from the grill and let rest a few minutes before serving.

    Recipe Note

    Cook’s Tip: Check salmon for doneness at 10 minutes.
    Variation: Roast in an oven preheated to 375F, cooking 12-15 minutes, until lightly translucent in the center. Be sure to let the salmon rest a few minutes before serving. 

     

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