Alaska Salmon With Passion Fruit, Orange And Thyme Sauce

Summer is around the corner bringing with it the desire to eat fresh, light meals.  Wild Alaska salmon is the perfect ingredient for a healthy diet thanks to the high levels of Omega-3 oils, calcium and vitamins, as well as being low in cholesterol and fat.

So why not give this fruity new recipe a go? Wild Alaska salmon with a zesty passion fruit, orange and thyme sauce makes for the perfect meal on a warm evening.

Alaska Salmon with passion fruit, orange and thyme sauce Serves 2
2 x 125g fillets wild Alaska salmon
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
Sprigs of fresh thyme
400g small new potatoes, scrubbed
20g butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 tbsp. Cointreau or dry white wine
1 passion fruit
Long-stem broccoli or green beans, to serve
Freshly ground black pepper

Rub the orange zest over the salmon fillets, add a few thyme leaves and season with black pepper. Cover and set aside.

Put the potatoes on to cook for and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, until tender.

When the potatoes have been cooking for 10 minutes, heat the butter and olive oil in a frying pan and add the salmon fillets, searing them on all sides for a few seconds.

Add the Cointreau or white wine and let it bubble up for a moment, then add the orange juice. 

Squeeze over the pulp and juice from the passion fruit, then add a few more small thyme sprigs. 

Cook gently for 4-5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked. To check, test with a fork – the fish should be opaque and should flake easily.

Meanwhile cook the broccoli or green beans in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.

Serve the salmon with the sauce spooned over, accompanied by the new potatoes and vegetables

Cook’s tip: Add a splash of hot water to the sauce if it reduces down too much.

Recipe credit: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Photography credit: Steve Lee


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