Spicy Pan-Seared Salmon

Total Time
5 mins
15 mins

I made this salmon to accompany "Zataran's Black Beans and Rice". It was a quick and easy fix for a busy workday dinner. The salmon turns out juicy on the inside, crispy and brown on the outside and spicy from the combination of seasonings. If you desire to tone it down a notch, cut the amount of cayenne pepper in half. I served each filet atop one serving of "Black Beans and Rice".

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  1. Drizzle olive oil into a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine spices. Season all sides of salmon filets. Add to skillet when oil is glistening hot.
  3. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a crispy, thin brown outside layer forms and fish flakes easily when fork-tested. Do not over-cook, or salmon will be tough.