Charred Sugar-Crusted Alaska Sockeye Salmon

A charred sugar-crusted salmon fillet with limes & bok choy

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Dry Sugar Rub:

  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mustard
  • dash of Cinnamon


Blend all ingredients for dry sugar rub. Generously coat one side of each salmon fillet with mixture.

Heat oil in large heavy pan over medium-high heat. Carefully place salmon fillets in pan, seasoned side down. Cook about 2 minutes to sear; turn fillets over. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking 6 to 8 minutes. Cook just until fish is opaque throughout.

Recipe courtesy of Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI)