Monday, January 7, 2008

Recipes: Salmon w/ Grapefruit Sauce

I rarely cook, because I'm lazy. And because I hate cleaning up.
But since I was bored this past holiday season, I picked up this recipe from and tried it (with a lil modifications):

Roasted Salmon with Shallot Grapefruit Sauce
Copyright, 2007, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved

4 skinless salmon fillets, 5 to 6 ounces each
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
2 ruby red grapefruits
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
2 1/2 teaspoons honey
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil leaves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Season the salmon with 1/4 teaspoon salt, place in a baking dish and roast until cooked through, about 18 minutes.

While the salmon is cooking prepare the sauce. Cut 1 of the grapefruits into sections by cutting off the top and bottom of the fruit, then standing it on 1 end, cut down the skin to remove the pith and peel. Then, with a paring knife, remove each segment of fruit from its casing and cut the segments in half. Set the segment pieces aside. Juice the other grapefruit and set the juice aside.

In a medium skillet, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the shallot and saute until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the ginger, grapefruit juice, honey, and cayenne pepper and bring to simmer. Cook until sauce is reduced by about half about, 10 minutes. Add lemon juice and season with salt, to taste. Right before serving, toss the grapefruit pieces and basil into the sauce. Put the salmon onto a serving dish. Spoon sauce over the salmon and serve.

My modifications: Instead of shallot, I used loads of garlic instead ;)
And I stuffed the salmon with some grapefruit slices prior to putting it in the oven. I thought it might make it juicier.

Yummmmyyyy. Great combo, healthy, refreshing. I'll definitely try it again.



Haha, I like how you pushed the recipe to the front page of your blog. It'll start generating some recipe traffic. Perhaps you'll become Rasa Indonesia

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