30 June 2011

Another yummy salmon recipe.  I love pairing fruit flavors with salmon.  They just go together so well.  In the past I have done orange, lemon, and blackberry, but last night I tried apricot.  The recipe came from Taste of Home.

Apricot Glazed Salmon

4 salmon fillets (4 oz. each)
¼ tsp salt
⅓ cup apricot spreadable fruit or jam
1 tbsp white wine
½ tsp fresh ginger, grated
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

Preheat oven to 400°.

Place salmon on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Season with salt.  In a small bowl, combine the spreadable fruit, wine, and ginger.  Brush apricot mixture over the salmon.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.  Sprinkle each fillet with 1 tbsp of the toasted almonds.

Makes 4 servings.

This recipe is super easy, but so tasty!  The apricot has just the right amount of sweetness on the salmon.  And to be honest, I thought the almonds were there just to make the dish look pretty.  But after one bite, I realized that they really added a lot to it.  The little bit of crunch they give is amazing.  It really makes the dish "pop".

The original recipe called for equal amounts of the apricot stuff and the white wine.  But I wanted my glaze a little thicker, so I didn't use as much wine.  I just didn't want it to all run off the salmon when I put in the oven. And as it was, some did spread out onto the pan.  

This recipe is definitely going into my regular salmon rotation.

I served it with roasted broccoli and some Teeny Tiny Potatoes.  Have you ever tried these potatoes?  They are so good.  I boiled them for a few minutes (they are so small they don't take long), drained them, and tossed in a pat of butter.  After the butter melted, I tossed them with a spice blend I threw together containing onion powder, garlic powder, and a little bit of smoked paprika.  It was really good!

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