Sweet and Spicy Asian Salmon is tender, juicy, packed with flavor from a marinade that doubles as the Glaze – NO DOUBLE WORK – complemented by bright, refreshing Blueberry Salsa!
Asian Salmon all the way from Alaska is super easy and healthy too! It makes a fabulous every day dinner but is crazy delicious enough for company!
As in, this salmon was literally caught by my parents in Alaska.
When I was 14, my family took a vacation to Alaska. It is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever seen – so picture perfect – crystal clear water, sprawling blue skies, mountains blanketed in trees as far as you can see, even dolphins jumping in the otherwise calm ocean. Once my parents tasted a piece of this icelandic heaven, they have returned every year to go fishing. In fact, they will just be landing back home when this posts. And with them will be boxes of fish. Lots and lots of fish!
Before they flew to Alaska, they needed to make room in their freezer for their new captures, so I was more than happy to relocate their remaining Alaskan salmon. So, I hope you like salmon and halibut because I have a lot of tasty fish recipes coming your way.
I thought I’d start with Sweet and Spicy Asian Salmon with Blueberry Pineapple Salsa because its pretty much amazing. And pretty much more delicious than the best restaurant salmon you have ever tasted. Now, I realize that’s a tall claim. But I stand by it. You’re just going to have to trust me until you make it yourself :).
For these salmon pictures, I kind of pulled a “Honey Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Sandwich” moment when I forgot my lettuce for those pics, but this time, I forgot the sweet and spicy sauce. I’m sure you wouldn’t even notice because the salmon is so beautiful from the marinade (which also divides to become the sauce – no double work), but its worth mentioning, because this sauce absolutely has to be talked about. Apricot preserves, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, brown sugar and sriracha = LOVE! I may or may not have licked my plate clean (the one that actually had sauce on it! -and if that grosses you out, then you can pretend its “may not” but if it doesn’t gross you out, then you know the delicious truth 🙂 )
The plate licking worthy sauce is complimented, brightened, and enhanced by the sweet, refreshing easy salsa of blueberries, pineapple and red bell peppers mixed with a smidgen of apricot preserves. Please make them together because the multi-dimensional sweet and spicy salmon with the fresh salsa make each other better – even if you didn’t think it was possible!
This Sweet and Spicy Asian Salmon with Blueberry Pineapple Salsa will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to the finest restaurant in Alaska, eating the finest fish prepared by the finest cook – AKA -you! From personal experience, it may or may not leave you licking your plate clean.
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