Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa

I served this Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa for Ash Wednesday to rave reviews from the picky hubby. Of course, the tropical fruit salsa wasn’t part of the deal for him, but he adored this seafood recipe.

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa | Perfect entree cooked on the grill or in the oven

Glazed Salmon from my Friend, Kate

It was through serendipity that I’ve become friends with a lovely food blogger in town.  I’ve mentioned Kate from the blog Kate’s Kitchen before. Since meeting online, I’ve been to one of her fabulous parties, gone out to dinner with her and her hilarious hubby, run into her around town, and enjoyed cooking some of her fabulous recipes.  She raved about this glazed salmon, and I’d been waiting for a rare rain-free evening this spring to fire up the grill.

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa | Perfect entree cooked on the grill or in the oven

Marinate, Glaze, then Grill

This was an easy peasy meal. A simple mixture of soy, Dijon and lemon juice was mixed for the marinade. Once the salmon had rested in the concoction for about a half hour, I removed it and glazed each slice with a scant tablespoon of orange marmalade. I love grilling my seafood, but if the weather isn’t cooperating, it’s a snap to prepare in the oven, too. The most complicated part of the salsa is the time it takes to chop all the components. Adjust the heat by scaling back the red pepper flakes if desired.

Hubby, Bill, thoroughly enjoyed this dish, but as predicted, he didn’t even sample the salsa. That just left more for me!  Tom was off to grill dinner at one of his friend’s house, so he took a ziplock bag complete with marinade and fillet and made sure to ask me for the recipe.  He knew his gal pals would ask about it. What a wonderful recipe!  Thanks, Kate.  I’m looking forward to making this glazed salmon again and again.

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa | Perfect entree cooked on the grill or in the oven

 

Photos circa 2011

Glazed Salmon with Fruit Salsa

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Serves: 4 servings

Recipes inspired by Kate Marvel via Simple and Delicious and Gourmet LA Cookbook
Ingredients
For salmon:
  • 3-4 8 ounce salmon fillets
  • ½ cup soy
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup orange marmalade
For salsa:
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 kiwi, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¾ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2½ tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix soy, mustard and lemon in a zip lock bag. Add salmon and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  2. While salmon is marinating, prepare grill.
  3. Remove salmon from marinade and top with marmalade. Grill over indirect heat to desired doneness. Serve with Fruit Salsa.
  4. If you'd like to cook in the oven, preheat to 450º and place salmon on a grill pan or in a cast-iron skillet. Cook for about 12 minutes (I use the10 minutes per inch rule of thumb).
For salsa:
  1. Combine ingredients, refrigerate to allow flavors to meld. Serve at room temperature.

 

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Comments

  1. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to serve a fruit salad with salmon. I’ve only ever done that with pork tenderloin. I’ll have to try it soon!

  2. Thank you, both! And I had to giggle about our Lambeau being well trained…she is ONLY if a bribe is involved 🙂 Marshmallows and sweet potatoes are on the top of her list~

  3. Three-Cookies says:

    Great. Is that a real dog? If yes, then very well trained. I would have difficulty sitting still in front of that food:)

  4. Juanita says:

    That last photo with the dog is just darling!
    Marmalade and salmon – lovely combo!

  5. Lin Ann says:

    Terrific combo! Looks very refreshing and summery. And you captured the perfect picture with pooch looking on with wanting eyes!

  6. Adriana says:

    This salmon looks perfectly smoky and sweet. Another bookmarked post for me!

  7. I love glazed salmon. Thanks for posting this recipe!

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

  8. Wow! That fruit salsa looks amazing! Great gaze sauce too :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  9. I wish salmon were in my budget! I bet this would be good with chicken, though. 🙂

  10. Lovely combination of flavors: I like the idea of mixing Dijon with marmalade and salmon, sounds delicious and the addition of fruit so refreshing! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day 🙂

  11. Veronica Gantley says:

    I have some salmon in the freezer. I never thought of mixing it with a fruit salad. Yum!

  12. This dish looks amazing! I especially love that fruit salsa. Yum!

  13. franklyentertaining says:

    Wow, it must be the season for salmon and fruit salsa! We had almost the exact same meal last week. Yours looks delicious!

  14. The Vanilla Bean Baker says:

    I think my husband would enjoy this salmon. He loves is grilled and this is a new glaze that I may just try. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. the salsa sounds amazing!! what a great idea. yummy!!

  17. To use one of Tommy’s phrases – nomnomnomnom

  18. I wish I liked salmon! This looks great! Might have to try the salsa on a different protein!

  19. Lizzy-Thanks for yet, another delicious marinade for the salmon. Coincidentally, this marinade has always been a favorite for chicken wings, as well.
    The fruit salsa is a perfect pairing with the salmon…love it:DDD
    Lambeau is such a sweet doggie, if I lived closer to your I would love to watch her too. just like I do with my son’s and my daughter’s doggies too!
    xoxo

  20. That fruit salsa sounds so good. I bet it would be good with chicken too.

  21. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    That mango salsa sounds to-die-for! Love the colors and flavors!

  22. The marmalade on the salmon sounds is a stroke of genius, and that fruit salsa sounds incredible! Just yesterday I was going to make a mango salsa, and my husband talked me out of it, and told me I was wasting a perfectly good mango! I’m going to make it anyways with some chicken, and I hope he’ll give it a try! Beautiful post, Lizzy! Love the picture of your dog too 🙂

  23. This sounds great Lizzy. How every did you get your dog to not rip that salmon off the plate, mine wouldn’t have had such self control. I’m picking up more mangos this week there is a great sale going on right now. Hope you had a great holiday weekend.
    -GIna-

  24. I do hope you fixed the dog a plate too!

  25. Sprinkled With Flour says:

    I must admit, i’m a little scared of salmon. But this recipe could tempt me to try it!

  26. The marmalade sounds like a great addition to the glaze. Definitely will try this one as we try to eat salmon often here.

  27. Angela@RecipesFromMyMom says:

    I love when a few ingredients come together in a marinade. Great idea to apply the marmalade after it comes off the grill. I need to add champagne vinegar to my shopping list so we can try your fruit salsa.

  28. All That's Left Are The Crumbs says:

    I can’t wait to try this glazed salmon as it looks so good. Unfortunately I would have to do a sub on the salsa because I can’t eat mango, so maybe pineapple would work?

  29. I love the salmon and fruit salsa combination! Such a light and summery dish – and the marmalade glaze sounds amazing =)

  30. Eftychia says:

    I never thought I could have salmon with fruits. Interesting combination!

  31. What a beautiful dish. I love salmon and am always looking for new ways to try it. Im jealous that you have a foodie friend so close too! I’d love to have someone nearby to chat with. 😀

  32. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    What a great match. I like how you added pineapple because when I add mango, I wouldn’t think of pineapple! Great idea. I love champagne vinegar and I’m going to try this fruit salsa soon!

  33. Just love salmon I just made something similar over the weekend but this with the mango rules!

  34. I love the photo of your pup!! Awwww soooo cute! The salmon sounds wonderful… pairing it with some mango salsa is genius!!

  35. Manuela says:

    Terrific recipe/s Lizzy!!! I am surely going to try that salmon… the salsa looks amazing too. I love mangoes and any kind of “sweet and sourish” dishes! 🙂

  36. This sounds phenomenal Lizzy! I love fruit salsa and salmon so I know the dish would be a hit. All of the colors just make me smile 🙂

  37. Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com says:

    We came late to the appreciation of salmon, but having finally gotten there, this recipe is a must have on the seafood menu. Love the freshness of the salsa, and the orange marmalade is just perfect, too. Very yummy, thanks!

  38. Butrcreamblondi says:

    Fantastic summer dinner! I eat salmon all the time, and I will definitely be trying this out! Love the salsa, and that adorable pic of your pup!

  39. briarrose says:

    The salsa is a perfect pair for this dish. So refreshing.

  40. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels says:

    The salmon looks incredible. I love the idea of a fruit salsa. It looks soooo good!

  41. Beauty and the Green says:

    This looks so delicious and appealing to the eyes. A true feast for the eyes and the palette. Am a new following from MBC. and I am lovin your blog!

  42. Marsha Hallet says:

    I actually have all these ingredients and will make this tonight. To reduce calories, the 4teaspoons of sugar will be ommited from the fruit and I am going to forgo the orange marmalade glaze.

  43. Curry and Comfort says:

    Wow, this salmon looks so flavorful!! I think we both had fish for dinner and they were both healthy!! YUM! : )

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