Mediterranean Spice Rub and Salsa

For spice rub:

2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons crushed fennel
1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
1 teaspoon salt

For Salsa:
2 scant cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 small red onion, cut into small dice
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pimento stuffed green olives
2 tablespoons drained capers
2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, more to taste


For spice rub, combine all ingredients and use to season fish.

For salsa, combine all ingredients. Let stand while fish cooks. Adjust seasonings and serve.
from Fine Cooking.