Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Salmon In Fruity Marinade

A few weeks ago, friends of ours came to visit. They always bring interesting, food-related gifts. This time was no different as they brought two marinades: mango & curry and pineapple & red pepper.

To be honest, I am not a big fan of fruit in savory dishes. So I let the marinades sit in the cabinet for a few weeks. However, the other day, we had two pieces of wild salmon sitting around that I wanted to cook, but I was a bit bored of my usual citrus-based sauce/marinade (usually lemon juice & herbs). So I decided to give one of the marinades a try. Hubby picked the mango curry marinade.
  • We coated the fish with a thin layer of marinade - I didn't want the dish to be too sweet!
  • Put it in the fridge for several hours.
  • We then baked it at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
It was delicious. The marinade added a nice sweet flavor to the fish, but it wasn't too sweet (which I had secretly been afraid of...). I usually prefer to make my own marinades from scratch, but this was very good and very easy. It's nice to have a shortcut to make a new and interesting dish in no time.

I can't wait to use the pineapple & red pepper marinade soon.

Questions: Do you like fruit in savory dishes? What's your favorite sweet/savory dish?

Be well,