Spicy Salmon with Caramelized Onions


I love making this salmon with onion recipe. It's quick, easy, and super yummy! If your husband or boyfriend is a picky eater like mine, he will love this recipe.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 fillets


  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced onion


  1. Combine black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder, and salt in a small bowl. Stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil to make a paste.

  2. Spread paste over salmon fillets; set aside to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Stir in onion; cook until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  4. Heat a separate nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook salmon fillets in the hot skillet until golden brown on each side and no longer translucent in the center, about 4 minutes per side.

  5. Pour caramelized onions and olive oil over salmon fillets to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
37g Fat
11g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 562mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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