Monday, November 5, 2007

Citrus-Glazed Salmon

1 2-pound fresh or frozen salmon fillet, skin removed
Salt and ground black pepper
3/4 cup orange marmalade
2 green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dry white wine
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon five-spice powder
3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
Steamed asparagus (optional)

1. Thaw fish, if frozen. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Measure the thickest portion of the fillet. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place in a shallow baking pan; set aside.
2. In a small bowl stir together marmalade, green onions, garlic, wine, ginger, mustard, cayenne pepper, and five-spice powder. Spoon mixture over salmon.
3. Bake, uncovered, for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork. Transfer fish and glaze to a serving dish with a lip. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with steamed asparagus, if desired. Makes 8 servings

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