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Salmon encrusted in Brown Sugar?

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A few years ago, I attended my brother's sailing regatta. At the 'celebration' dinner, a cooking goddess made salmon steaks for each of us. It was the most amazing thing I had ever tasted - and they were cooked outside in a brick oven on the beach. I have tried my best to recreate this little slice of heaven - even though I do not posess a brick oven nor a beach. I asked my brother to get the recipe and the response was "She said she just used brown sugar".

If it's soooo easy, then what am I doing wrong here? Mine never seems to get that crusty crispy skin with the flavour permeating throughout the tender flaky fish. She used cross-cut pieces with the skins still on. Anyone have any suggestions? I've been craving this literally for a few years now...let's see...yep - three years this past March. I never forget a great meal. :) Help!

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  1. This probably isn't exactly what you're looking for, BUT....

    I make Salmon for my husband by marinating it in maple syrup for a few hours, then topping it with a lot of brown sugar and broiling. He loves it.....I, unfortunately, don't like cooked salmon (weird, huh? I love it raw or smoked, though!).

    Hope you find your recipe and share it with all!

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    1. re: stacylyn

      Weird, yes. My husband won't eat cooked salmon, but raw - it's his favorite thing at the sushi bar. Why do you think that is? I think it must be the smell.