• 1 (3 ounces) salmon filet, skin on
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix all the spices until well blended.
  2. Brush salmon with melted butter. Rub spices over salmon. Set aside.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet on high heat. When hot, add salmon, skin side down. Let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Allow skin to get crispy. Flip and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to plate. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.