Baked Spicy Brown Sugar Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
4 salmon fillets
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 crushed red pepper flakes
3 yellow squash, halved and sliced into half-rounds
2 tomatoes, halved and sliced into wedges
1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
2 broccoli crowns, chopped
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt, pepper & garlic powder, to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Drizzle salmon fillets with olive oil and then evenly distribute brown sugar rub onto fillets, gently massaging the rub onto all sides of salmon. Place in a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. If you want a bit of a crispy crust, reduce cook time by a few minutes and place under the broiler on high and allow sugar to begin to bubble and caramelize.
Spread veggies out on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon juice and season to taste with salt, pepper & garlic powder. Or for an added zing, reserve some of the salmon rub to sprinkle over veggies. Bake also at 425 for 20-25 minutes, turning half-way through, until veggies begin to brown.