Dec 16, 2010

Paprika Salmon

My family loves salmon so its a dish that we have quite often. I am always looking for new ways to make our favorite fish so that the taste does not get boring. Paprika is a beautiful spice that really livens up meat especially seafood. Paprika looks like chili and has the same great flavors without the heat. It also provides great color and all of these reasons is why it is one of the most popular spices around the world.

1/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons thyme Leaves, divided
2 pound salmon fillet
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
salt to taste

1. Mix orange juice, 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1 teaspoon of the thyme in small bowl. Place salmon in glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat. Cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix brown sugar, paprika, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and salt in small bowl. Remove salmon from marinade. Place in greased foil-lined baking pan. Discard any remaining marinade.

3. Rub top of salmon evenly with smoked paprika mixture. Roast 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Yields: 4 servings

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