Salmon is a kind of fish I have always loved. When I was little, it wasn’t a very common fish in Italy… it would actually be a rare find at the local markets and would be quite expensive, but now it has become quite common and very popular. It is also the only fish that my 4 year old eats without a fuss, probably because it is pink and we all know that pink is a little girl’s favourite colour. So, in order to have a peaceful meal AND get some fish into her diet, we have all taken up to eating more salmon. When I saw this recipe at my friend Fiona’s beautiful site Nuts about Food, it was love at first sight. And that’s for a few reasons: it is a new way to cook salmon, I had wanted to buy a bottle of pomegranate molasses for ages (I had never tasted it before!) and it looked mouth watering. This recipe is a keeper, we all loved it. The only thing is I had to substitute the peaches with seasonal fruits as I could not find any peaches at the moment (but will try it with peaches too). So far I have cooked it with pineapple and mangoes and they both work fine. The pineapple version makes the final dish slightly more sour, but you can fix this by reducing the amount of lemon juice in the marinade. I also add a teaspoon of sugar to sweeten it a little and help the caramelisation. Try it, you will love it too! And please visit Nuts about Food to see the original recipe and many more delicious goodies! Thanks Fiona!
Recipe adapted from Nuts about Food
1 salmon fillet, sliced
3 tbsp pomegranate molasses
Extra virgin olive oil
Lemon juice (from 1/2 a large lemon)
1 tsp sugar
Salt & pepper
Pineapple slices or mango or peaches
Put all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.
Brush the marinade onto the fillet slices and marinate for 10-15 minutes.
Put the fish and fruits on a baking tray lined with baking paper and brush the fruits with the remaining marinade.
Bake in a pre heated oven at 200°C for 5 minutes. Then turn the grill on and increase the temperature to 250°C and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve with a simple salad or tomato salad.