Years ago, many moons ago, I had created a recipe for a national magazine using a super simple spice-rub. I would like to share that with you here today with the addition of my newest obsession, maple syrup. 


Spice-Rubbed Salmon Steaks with Mashed Potatoes


Serves 2


2 salmon steaks, each 6 to 8 oz

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper, crushed ( or to taste)

1 teaspoon mild curry powder (like McCormick’s)

Table salt to taste



1.              In a bowl combine the salmon, two tablespoons olive oil, red pepper, maple syrup, curry powder and salt. Coat the salmon with the mixture.

2.              Preheat a medium size skillet on medium heat. Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet.

3.              Place the salmon steaks on the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes on one side, then flip them over and cook for another 2-3 minutes until completely cooked through.

4.              Remove the skillet and place each steak on a plate and top with the lemon slices.

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