Position a rack in the oven 3 inches from the broiler. Line a half-sheet pan with aluminum foil and place the salmon on the pan.
Place the sugar, zest, salt and pepper into the bowl of a small food processor and process for 1 minute or until well combined. Evenly spread the mixture onto the salmon and allow to sit for 45 minutes at room temperature.
Turn the oven on to the high broiler setting for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, place the salmon into the oven and broil for 6 to 8 minutes or until the thickest part of the fish reaches an internal temperature of 131 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the salmon from the oven and allow to rest, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.
This delightful recipe comes from our friends at the Seafood Watch program in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The recipe’s creator Alton Brown states that the specific texture and flavour of sockeye salmon works best for this recipe. Yum!
Recipe By: Alton Brown