After nearly 5 years of marriage behind us, a single friend recently asked me to recall the hardest part of being newly-married. You know, if I could actually remember what life was like pre-toddler. My response, “It was the salmon,” I grumbled. “Stupid, stupid salmon.”
The Foodie Groom and I had many similar likes and hobbies but we were polar opposites in the kitchen. Trying to plan a weekly menu was torturous. We could agree on a protein. And that was usually it.
Salmon was a big point of contention. It had to be broiled or grilled with olive oil and rosemary. I wasn’t totally excited about the salmon-rosemary combo but it was a night of not eating pasta & meat sauce so I tried to deal 🙂 After many other salmon dishes were shot down, “we” slowly started to open up to new flavors and preparations.
5 years ago, there would have been no way in hell that my husband would have touched a fruit + fish combo. NONE. Today? He’s a big, big fan of Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon. It’s a great way to use up Pomegranate Molasses, which is how the dish originally came about. The sweet & tangy glaze is made of a short list of pantry and fridge staples and it pairs really well with the smokey, grilled salmon.
Grilled Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon
Grilled salmon with a sweet & sour pomegranate sauce.
- 2 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
- 2 tsp spicy brown mustard
- 2 tsp cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp worcestershire
- Pinch of salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 1 lb of salmon, skin-on, cut into 4 filets
- Heat grill to medium.
- Whisk all ingredients together and brush half of the glaze onto the salmon filets.
- Cook skin-down on the grill for 10-12 minutes, until the center is almost opaque and the fish flakes easily.
- Brush the salmon with additional glaze and grill an additional minute.
- Remove from heat and serve with remaining glaze.
Yields: 4 servings
Estimated time: 25 minutes
Calories: 241.5 | Fat: 9.2g | Fiber 0g | Protein 29.1g | Carbs 8g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6
More fun with salmon:
Grilled Maple-Chili Salmon
Salmon with Basil-Lemon-Garlic Butter
Pineapple-Teriyaki Glazed Salmon (Sunny Side Up)
Salmon with Red Grape Agrodolce (Cara’s Cravings)
Grilled Blueberry BBQ Salmon (Pink Parsley)