This no-recipe recipe gives a weeknight favorite -- pan-seared salmon fillets -- a sweet and spicy turn with the addition of a flavorful rub. A touch of brown sugar in our St. Basil's seasoning adds a caramelized finish.
We love the pan-searing method for salmon because it's quick and reliably delicious. But slow-roasting, broiling or grilling would work equally well here.
The bright slaw is crunchy and lemony, with a nuttiness from sesame oil and the sesame seeds in our Ume-Shiso Furikake. Its fresh flavor makes it an excellent pairing with buttery salmon. You can use a mandoline or the large holes of a box grater to shave the fennel and watermelon radish.
Sweet-Spicy Salmon with Furikake Fennel Slaw
2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 6-oz. skin-on salmon fillets1 ½ tablespoons St. Basil’s BBQ Chop and Rib Rubflake salt
1 bulb fennel, trimmed and thinly shaved 2 Belgian endives, trimmed and thinly sliced1 watermelon radish, peeled and thinly shaved2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as cilantro, mint or parsley1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon sesame oil1 teaspoon Ume-Shiso Furikake, plus more for garnishFreshly ground black peppersalt to taste
Salt the salmon fillets, then rub with the St. Basil’s seasoning to coat. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the salmon fillets, skin-side down. After about 30 seconds, turn the heat down to medium and cook until the bottom half of the fillets turn opaque, about 2-3 minutes.
Flip the fillets and cook until the fish is opaque, about 2-3 minutes more.
While the salmon is resting, prepare the slaw: Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, oilve oil, sesame oil, black pepper and 1 teaspoon Ume-Shiso Furikake. Toss with the fennel, endive, radish and herbs and taste, adding more salt and lemon juice or rice wine vinegar to taste. (I added 1 teaspoon of flake salt and 1 more teaspoon of rice wine vinegar). Garnish with a sprinkle of Ume-Shiso Furikake.
March 13, 2020
I made this after picking up the spices. Delish!!!
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