Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Recipe + Peach & Pepper Relish

This easy flavorful Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Recipe, with a subtle sweetness and a bit of spice, is quick and easy to prepare for any night of the week. Top it off with a bit of crunch with a sweet and savory Peach and Pepper Relish.

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Confession time, until a few years ago I have not been a big fan of salmon. I know, I know … shame on me. I was introduced to strong smelly salmon in my younger years and it was not a good impression. Let’s just say that it was not prepared properly. Now I know better and I’m happy to say that those salmon-hating days are over.

We enjoy experimenting with different salmon recipes and techniques from grilling to broiling, baking and pan frying. I have shared before how to grill salmon, but personally I think there is more control with a skillet.

This Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Recipe is an excellent example of how to cook tasty salmon every time. A simple dry rub of warm spices is applied, the salmon is cooked for a short 4 minutes on the stove top, then glazed with honey, and finished under the broiler in a quick 2 minutes. Six minutes is all the cook time you need and it is done to perfection. And don’t forget the relish! Serve the finished salmon warm, topped with a crunchy sweet and savory Peach and Pepper Relish, along with a tossed salad for one amazing meal.

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This Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Recipe is easy. It’s quick. AND it is super delicious! I promise. Even those less-than-salmon-fans will enjoy this tasty salmon recipe. Just try it and see, then be sure to let me know how it goes!

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon with Peach and Pepper Relish

A flavorful salmon recipe with a subtle sweetness and a bit of spice. A sweet and savory relish tops it all off with a bit of crunch.

Ingredients:

For salmon:

  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey

For relish:

  • 1/3 cup diced sweet peppers
  • 1/3 cup diced peaches
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

For salmon:

  1. Place oven rack in middle and preheat oven broiler to 400-degrees F.*
  2. Combine paprika, chili powder, ground ginger, browns sugar and salt. Rub on flesh sides of salmon.
  3. Heat oven-proof skillet on stovetop over medium-medium high heat. Coat skillet with canola oil.
  4. Cook salmon skin side up for 2 minutes, shaking occasionally to keep from sticking. Flip to skin side down and cook 2 more minutes. Coat tops and sides with honey.
  5. Place in middle rack of oven and cook additional 2 minutes for a medium doneness. Adjust cook time for preferred doneness.

For relish:

  1. Mix all ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

*If your broiler does not have a variable temperature control, place oven rack in lower position.

Relish recipe adapted from Cooking Light September 2010.

Originally published April 28, 2016.