Caramelized Salmon with Cherry Salsa

Caramelized Salmon with Cherry Salsa
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Caramelized Salmon with Cherry Salsa
Cherry Marketing Institute

Caramelized Salmon with Cherry Salsa

This easy grilling recipe is a delicious way to prepare salmon during the summer. Served with a tart cherry salsa that also has some bright tropical flavors, it's a dish that feels like something you would get while on vacation on some faraway beach resort.

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4
Servings
449
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound skin-on salmon fillets
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 Teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 ripe mango or papaya, seeded, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 Cup frozen tart cherries, thawed, drained, and halved
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped mint, basil, or cilantro
  • 2 Teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Thaw the fish, if frozen. In a bowl, stir together the brown sugar, orange peel, and pepper. Place the fish, skin side down, in a shallow pan. Rub the sugar mixture over the fish. Cover and refrigerate for 2-8 hours.

Then, preheat a gas grill on medium heat or prepare a charcoal grill.

Remove the fish from the pan, draining off any juices. Place the salmon, skin-side down, on the grill (if using a charcoal grill, place 4-6 inches from medium-hot coals.) Grill until the fish flakes easily, about 20-25 minutes. Do not turn.

Meanwhile, in another bowl, toss together the mango or papaya, cherries, mint, vinegar, and red chile pepper flakes. Spoon the fruit salsa over the warm fish and serve immediately.

Caramel Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Caramel Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Cholesterol
94mg
31%
Protein
36g
71%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
78µg
9%
Vitamin B12
5µg
92%
Vitamin B6
1mg
57%
Vitamin C
76mg
100%
Vitamin E
6mg
32%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
55mg
5%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
88µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
88µg
22%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
74mg
19%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
77%
Phosphorus
427mg
61%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
901mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.4%
Sodium
113mg
5%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.1%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.1%