bringing the sassy with salmon

sassy skinny salmon-hIs there ever a wrong time to add a little a sass to your dinner table.  Ok, now I am not talking about sassy back talk from your tween’s or teenagers, but how about a little sass on the table with a super delicious salmon dish?

Now a sassy dish could be anything that you take to the next level and make it special but last week sassy was all about a new salmon dish that turned out super delicious.  The Hubby and I love salmon, and we normally have it once a week at least but I wanted to change it up a bit without adding a ton of fat while amping up the flavor.  

4 servings

Sassy Skinny Salmon

A little sweet and a little spicy salmon that comes together super quick making it perfect for dinner tonight.

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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4 - 4 oz skinless salmon filet's
Nonstick olive oil spray
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper


Preheat oven to 350
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil
Place salmon onto baking sheet
Spray top with nonstick spray
In a small bowl combine brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, basil, garlic powder, salt & pepper
Sprinkle 1/2 of the spice mixture over filets, gently pressing spices into filet
Flip filet's over and spray with nonstick spray
Sprinkle remaining seasoning onto salmon and gently press into filet's
Bake for 12-15** minutes or until salmon is cooked through, and just firm to the touch
Remove, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes before serving
**For a crispier crust place under broiler for 2-3 minutes after cooking for 10 minutes


Each filet is 4 WW Smart Points:

Nutritional Info Calories 189 Calories from Fat 67 Total Fat 7.5g Saturated Fat 1.1g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 60mg Sodium 362mg Potassium 63mg Total Carbohydrates 6.4g Dietary Fiber 0.8g Sugars 4.7g Protein 22.6g Vitamin A 14% - Vitamin C 3% - Calcium 4% - Iron 8% Nutrition Grade C

One of my favorite ways to amp up the flavor on almost any protein is through a spice rub.   This rub worked great on the salmon but it would also work great on chicken or pork as well…the little sweet with the little heat makes for a great combo.   To add in another layer you could also throw in some additional dried herbs, but for this salmon I wanted to keep it pretty simple to really let the salmon be the star.   Not only was the rub delicious but the color it gave the salmon was AMAZING and made it look like I worked super hard on this super simple dish….I love it when it turns out like that.  

I served it with a simple garlic rice and these slow cooker black beans to create a flavor packed protein rich dinner that The Hubby LOVED!!

Make everyday sparkle- MJ

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