1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced onion
Combine the black pepper, the paprika, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder, and salt in a small bowl.
Stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil to make a paste.
Spread the paste all over the salmon fillets, and set aside to marinate at room temperature 30 minutes.
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a small pan over medium heat.
Stir in the onion, and cook until tender and golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Heat a separate non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook the salmon fillets in the hot skillet until golden brown on each side, and no longer translucent in the center, about 4 minutes per side.
Pour the browned onions and olive oil over the salmon fillets to serve.