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[Cooking] Salmon Experiment

So, I tried doing the Brazilian salmon today. It came out pretty well, but the chili powder -- despite being a milder one -- was still a little overwhelming for everyone. The recipe was good, though, so I need to figure out if I can find a milder powder, or else a seasoning I can substitute in for the chili powder.

Any thoughts would be welcome. The salmon, for reference, is marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, orange juice and salt. Then rubbed in a mixture of brown sugar, orange zest, minced garlic and chili powder before baking. I may try just toning down the amount of chili powder, but if anyone has ideas for substitutions I'd love to hear 'em.


Sweetness tones down spiciness; garlic accentuates spiciness. If you're having problems with it being too spicy, you can tone down both the chili and garlic, or you can up the level of the brown sugar. Either should help. :P
Try salmon sashimi, with some light lemon and chili powder sprinked on top
mix that with a daikon salad and ooba!

that is the best way to have it i think...

Of course i've had some wonderful sashimi here
I'd suggest, rather than full-fledged chili powder, using a mixture of powdered ancho chili with a touch of cumin and perhaps cinnamon.
That's actually what I used, the mixture. Ancho chili, cumin and a touch of cinnamon. (Well, and a dash of oregano as well.) It was still a bit overpowering. :/