Asian Five Spice Wild Salmon Fillets


Two 6 oz Wild Salmon Dinner Fillets

Spice Rub:

  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp ground star anise
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground Sichuan pepper
  • 1 Tbs peanut, or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Combine spice mixture and rub into both of the salmon fillets, shaking off any that doesn't stick.
  2. Refrigerate, covered, for an hour to allow spice rub to penetrate.
  3. Preheat a dry skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Removing the pan from stove, add the oil, then return and place the salmon fillets, spice side down, gently into the pan being careful not to splash any oil.
  5. Sear the salmon on this side until a nice "crust" develops, about 5 minutes.
  6. Gently turn the fillets over and sear the skin side for about 2 minutes before reducing heat to medium.
  7. Add the orange juice, and cook for few minutes longer (for medium) or until desired doneness.

Recipe courtesy of Kathryn Crane

Serves 2.



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