Broiled Salmon with Strawberry Sauce

Broiled Salmon with Strawberry Sauce
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Allison Beck

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There is nothing I love more than a simply broiled salmon topped with a slightly sweet, slightly salty glaze. While I typically glaze my fillets with maple syrup and a bit of soy sauce, fresh strawberries cooked down with a bit of strawberry jam makes for a delicious topping that can be made in mere minutes.

Serve with a side salad or, as I did, with sautéed zucchini ribbons tossed in pesto.

Click here to see 9 Ways to Enjoy Summer Strawberries. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, trimmed and diced into ¼-inch chunks
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • 2 salmon fillets, about 4 ounces each
  • Salt, for finishing
  • Fennel seeds, for finishing (optional)

Directions

Preheat broiler to high. Meanwhile, combine strawberries and jam. Cook either over high heat on stove top until the strawberries begin to break down or cook uncovered in microwave for 90 seconds. Set aside.

Place fillets in an oven-proof pan. Top each fillet with 2 tablespoons each of sauce. Season with salt and fennel seeds. 

Broil about 1 inch away from element for 6-8 minutes, or until the fish is nearly cooked through. Serve immediately drizzled with more sauce.

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.