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Jam-Broiled Salmon

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Blog, Recipes | 0 comments

Jam-Broiled Salmon

Eating seafood helps provide valuable Omega fatty acids to a balanced diet. Here in the Hollow, we love a baked salmon fillet, wild caught, of course. For a special treat, we experimented with smothering the fillet in four different types of our jam to see how it worked out. As expected, it was delicious, and as always, we used a super-simple recipe easy for you to replicate.

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Thaw your salmon and preheat the oven to 425 degrees Farenheit. Choose an appropriately sized baking pan and lightly coat the bottom in oil, we used a coconut spray. Arrange your fillet(s) in the pan and drizzle just a little more oil over it all, giving it a moment to soak in. We chose our cold-pressed sunflower oil from Staff of Life Farms for this part. Lastly, use a spoon to cover the fish in a solid layer of your favorite jam. Throw it in the oven for 10-15 minutes and then broil your salmon for an extra 3-5 minutes, caramelizing the jam a bit.

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For our experiment, we used our Pineapple Mango Habanero, Smoked Plum with Chinese 5-Spice, Spiced Peach, & Pineapple Mango Lime. The habanero fillet stayed spicy and had a good mango flavor. The one with plum really brought out the flavors of the spice blend and gave the entire fillet a smoky flavor. Peach jam added a subtle taste to the salmon, letting the fish speak for itself. The lime fillet was the fruitiest and carried the pineapple well.

Overall, the main advantage to this recipe, other than pure deliciousness, was that the jam helped lock the moisture in the salmon fillets, keeping them extra juicy and tender. Also, there’s no need to prepare a sauce or marinade the salmon, helping save time in the kitchen. When entertaining, you can even let your guests choose their favorite jam for their fillet, just make sure you have enough jars to satisfy their desires.