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Mango-Glazed Salmon With Baby Spinach And Cherry Tomato Salad

Posted: 11/15/2011 6:30 am


Curtis Stone shows how easy it is to use the bright, fresh flavor of mango to perk up salmon fillets. He creates a beautiful yellow glaze from the fruit, then coats the salmon and broils it to perfection. It's a recipe that's impressive enough for entertaining yet easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Mango Glazed Salmon with Baby Spinach and Cherry Tomato Salad

Mango Glazed Salmon with Baby Spinach and Cherry Tomato Salad
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Ingredients

Directions

  • PREPARE THE GLAZE:
  • Place a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the oil and saute the shallot and garlic for 2 minutes.
  • Add the jalapeno chili and cumin and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the wine and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the mango and agave nectar and simmer until the liquid is reduced slightly, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • PUREE MANGO GLAZE:
  • Transfer the mango mixture to the blender jar.
  • Puree the mixture until smooth, adding a little water if necessary.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh strainer and reserve.
  • PREPARE THE SALMON:
  • Preheat the broiler. Line a heavy baking sheet with foil.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add the oil to the hot pan.
  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides and place the salmon filets, meaty side down, in the pan.
  • Cook for 1 minute on this side or until golden brown and then turn the salmon over. Transfer the salmon fillets to the prepared baking sheet.
  • GLAZE SALMON:
  • Spoon a generous amount of the mango glaze over each filet.
  • Broil the salmon for 4 minutes or until the fish is medium rare and the glaze has caramelized slightly over the fish.
  • Remove the fish from the oven and let rest for 2 minutes.
  • PREPARE THE SALAD:
  • Place the spinach in a large bowl.
  • Using a mandolin, shave thin slices of onion over the spinach, then add the tomatoes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk lemon juice and slowly add the olive oil while whisking.
  • Season the vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the salad with enough of the vinaigrette to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • TO SERVE:
  • Place the glazed salmon filet on 4 individual serving plates.
  • Mound the salad alongside each filet, drizzle a little of the remaining vinaigrette over and around the salmon and serve.

 
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