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Baked Salmon with Pomegranate Sauce and Salsa

This beautiful salmon dish is very quick and easy to make. I love the deep red of the pomegranate sauce with the salmon. I've made a sweet onion salsa that has a bit of Meyer lemon zest and juice, cucumber, chopped capers and cilantro. It is a multi-tasker's dream; reduce the pomegranate juice while the salmon bakes while you make the salsa. Easy, tasty and quick. 



Kosher Status: Parve
Number of servings: 6 - 8
Main Ingredient(s): Salmon - Fresh
Preparation Time: 00:20
Cooking Time: 00:20
Skill Level: 1 - Easy (1 Easy - 5 Hard)
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Average Rating: 5/5


Ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds salmon fillet, portioned
  • drizzle of olive oil for salmon
  • salt and pepper

Pomegranate Sauce:

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice (or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar (or balsamic)

Salsa:

  • 1 cup finely diced sweet onion (Mayan, Vidalia, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced English cucumber
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped capers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro



Steps:

Pour pomegranate juice into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and reduce to 1 cup. Add sugar and continue to simmer, reducing to about 3/4 cup. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and vinegar. Adjust flavors to suit your taste, finding the balance between the tangy sweetness of the pomegranate syrup and the acid of the lemon juice and vinegar.

As the pomegranate juice is reducing, bone the salmon and cut into portions. Transfer to a baking pan and drizzle with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in a 400 degree oven until just done (I use 118 degrees). Fish will be firm to the touch but shouldn't be baked hard and dry. 1" thick fillets will take 8 - 10 minutes.

Dice the salsa in a 1/4" dice. Consider using whatever you might have around....yellow bell pepper would be nice. If you want to add a bit of olive oil, wait just until serving. Depending on what you put into your salsa, the vegetables will start to release their juices and you might not want to add more liquid.

Transfer to serving platter or individual plates and garnish. Tastes fabulous served at room temperature.



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Barry: Tastes great and a beautiful presentation.


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