Prepare to blow the doors off of every other salmon recipe. This brown sugar chili rubbed salmon has a spicy-sweet-smoky flavor that gets blackened and then topped with a silky avocado crema!
Do you ever make a recipe and just know, I mean know—with absolute certainty—that somewhere in the Hamptons, Ina Garten would be, like, super proud of you? That even if she were completely absorbed in splitting vanilla beans for homemade extract, she would totally side-eye your dish and smile?
This is that salmon.
It’s got a caramelized lime, for heaven’s sake! She’d be positively smitten.
What I love about it, and what I think you (and Ina) will, too, is that the brown sugar-chili rub gives the salmon a spicy-sweet quality, and a smokiness when it’s nearly blackened in a hot pan.
The crema—a silky blend of avocado, sour cream, lime juice, parsley, and garlic—creates a cooling balance.
The golden brown color that develops on the pan-fried lime slices makes the whole presentation beautiful—truly the kind of thing you’d feel proud to serve to guests.
Enjoy, my friends!