Glazed Salmon with Dried Cherry Saffron Rice

Total Time:
28 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For Salmon:
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cherry preserves
  • 4 salmon fillets, approximately 6 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free citrus herb seasoning (recommended: Spice Islands)
  • Orange slices
  • Toasted slivered almonds, for garnish
  • Dried Cherry Saffron Rice:
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock (recommended: Swansons)
  • 2 cups instant rice (recommended: Uncle Ben's)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries
Directions
Dried Cherry Saffron Rice:

Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and place in broiler.

In small saucepan, over medium-high heat, combine cranberry juice concentrate, cherry preserves, and balsamic vinegar. Simmer until preserves melt, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, season each salmon fillet with 1 teaspoon citrus herb seasoning. Remove the baking sheet from broil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place fillets skin side down on baking sheet. Broil for 6 minutes. Spoon glaze over each fillet, top each with an orange slice and broil for another 2 minutes.

Serve glazed salmon fillets hot garnished with almonds.

For the rice:

In a medium saucepan, heat chicken stock over medium-high heat to a simmer. Add, rice, salt, pepper and saffron.

Bring to a boil. Stir in cherries. Cover and turn heat to low. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until liquid is absorbed.

Fluff with fork to distribute saffron and cherries. Serve hot.


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