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Sockeye Salmon with Caramelized Onions

Sockeye Salmon with Caramelized Onions

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Caramelizing onions adds tons of flavor to a simple dish. pair with roasted veggies and some crusty bread and you've got a full on meal in minutes.



3-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced vertically
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
2 sockeye salmon fillets (6-8 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon Penzeys Ruth Ann’s Muskego Ave Chicken and Fish Seasoning


Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add onions, salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden brown throughout. Add Worcestershire and red wine vinegar and stir to incorporate. Once the liquid has been mostly absorbed by the onions, push them to the side of the pan (you can remove them to a plate if you wish, I just found it easier to slide them to the side to keep warm).

Increase the heat to medium-high and add another tablespoon or two of oil to the pan. Pat salmon dry and season the flesh side of each fillet with half of the Ruth Ann’s seasoning. Place salmon fillets skin-side down into the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes, depending on your desired degree of doneness.

To serve, divide the onions between two plates, and top each with a salmon fillet. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 748
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 524.1 mg
  • Fat: 39.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 89.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 202 mg
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