Roasted Salmon with Grapefruit Basil Sauce

by lisa | 16 April 2013 10:52

Becoming a food blogger has really broadened my cooking horizons and made me much more adventurous in the kitchen. I think I was in a food rut for most of my life; eating the same things over and over again. Now, I have fun in the kitchen and I’m always pushing myself to do new things so that I have something to blog about.

Adventures in cooking!

Adventures in cooking!

I love salmon, and I have always only cooked it in about two different ways. For years, I made it with a teriyaki marinade and then I started making my Zesty and Saucy Salmon (the sauce has pumpkin seeds and cilantro and mint etc…). It’s a great recipe, but I had to wonder what else I could do with salmon.

I think fish pairs well with citrus fruit, so why not try grapefruit? It worked beautifully! Yay for another weird kitchen experiment that actually worked 🙂 !

Really fresh and tasty

Really fresh and tasty

Ingredients (serves 2)

What to do

Roasting the salmon

Pre-heat the oven to broil. Salt and pepper your salmon and place it on a foil lined baking sheet. Broil for about 10 minutes. Keep a close on eye on it. It’s done when it’s firm and getting golden brown on top. My little Swiss oven is bound to be different than yours 🙂

Perfectly broiled

Perfectly broiled

Making the sauce

  1. Peel one of the grapefruits and remove the sections from their casing. Cut each section in half and set aside.

    Grapefruit sections

    Grapefruit sections

  2. Juice the second grapefruit and set the juice aside.
  3. Mince the shallot and ginger.

    Shallots and ginger

    Shallots and ginger

  4. Cook the shallot in the ghee/coconut oil over medium heat until translucent.
  5. Add in the ginger, honey, grapefruit juice and cayenne pepper and bring to a simmer.
  6. Simmer until reduced by half (about 10 minutes).
  7. Add lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
  8. Toss in the grapefruit sections and fresh basil just before serving.
  9. Spoon over the salmon and serve.

    YUM!!

    YUM!!

 

 

 

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