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Recipe: Pomegranate–Balsamic Glazed Salmon

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IMG_2473Here’s another recipe that I love with some great fall flavors.  Pomegranate, balsamic, and whole grain mustard come together in this glaze that is flavorful but will not overpower the fish.  Super simple to make and a sure crowd–pleaser, this recipe is perfect for a quick dinner on the nights leading up to Thanksgiving. I served the salmon with some potatoes I roasted in the oven on 425 with chopped rosemary, chopped garlic, and a little olive oil and salt for flavor. To add some greens, I tossed a simple salad together and served with the salmon.  Easy, flavorful, and filling, just how I like my fall meals.

Healthy, flavorful, filling.  A Great combo.

Healthy, flavorful, filling. A Great combo.

Ingredients:

Salmon filets [around $9/lb]

1 small pomegranate juice [$3]

whole grain mustard [$3]

light brown sugar [$2]

balsamic vinegar, which I had on hand [otherwise it’s around $3]

cornstarch [I also had this on hand, but its around $2]

roasted potatoes and salad, for serving [optional]

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425.

If desired, toss some cubed potatoes with chopped rosemary, salt, olive oil, and some chopped garlic and throw in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Make the glaze: Mix about 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 6 tablespoons light brown sugar, 6 tablespoons pomegranate juice, 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and 2 tablespoons mustard with a pinch of crushed red pepper for some heat.

When the potatoes are almost done, glaze the salmon and place in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the glaze is sticky and the salmon cooked through.  Serve with the potatoes and a salad, if desired.

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Recipe: Quickest–Ever Glazed Salmon

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IMG_2439In light of my recent laziness (and brokeness, thanks new car), I have been really excited about making simple, quality meals. This is one of them, adapted from a Martha Stewart cookbook my mom gave me ages ago. Served with jasmine rice and broccoli sauteed in a little soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes, this salmon is a full meal in less than 30 that’s even kinda good for you (I don’t always aim for healthy, sometimes it just finds me).

Ingredients:

Salmon filets [about $8 a pound for fresh Alaskan salmon]

Hoisin sauce [$3]

1 small OJ [$2]

honey [$3]

Jasmine white rice (or brown rice if you’re really trying to be healthy) and broccoli, for serving.

Directions:

Preheat the broiler.

If making rice, start to cook to the package directions.

Mix Hoisin sauce, honey, and OJ in a bowl in a 3:2:1 ratio, or to taste. Brush on salmon filets and place in the broiler for about 15 minutes.  Re-Glaze salmon about halfway through to intensify flavor. While salmon is cooking, make broccoli, if desired.

Serve with side dishes and enjoy!

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-L