Kate Heyhoe

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Roasted Salmon with Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa



Makes 4 servings


2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons sugar
Salt, as needed
1 pomegranate, seeded
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño pepper or to taste
1 large clove garlic, chopped finely
2 avocados, preferably Hass, cut in 1/2-inch dice
1 head heart of romaine, about 7 ounces
4 center-cut salmon fillets
     the same thickness, 6 to 7 ounces each
1 lime, cut in eighths for garnish


Mix coriander, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt; reserve.

Up to 4 hours before serving, mix pomegranate seeds, onion, lime juice, jalapeño, and garlic; gently fold in avocado. If holding more than 30 minutes, put plastic wrap against the surface of the salsa, then tightly cover; store in the refrigerator. Remove about 30 minutes before serving.

Separate the romaine leaves; wash, then dry thoroughly. Reserve 4 of the most attractive for garnish. Slice the remaining leaves crosswise in thin shreds; reserve.

To prepare the salmon, rub a generous teaspoon of the reserved seasoning mixture over each piece. Arrange the salmon on a baking sheet, skin-side down. Roast at 500 degrees F about 11 minutes for medium rare (salmon should be spongy when pressed with a finger at its thickest part) and 13 minutes for medium-well (salmon should be just firm when pressed with a finger at its thickest part).

While the salmon cooks, mound 1/4 of the shredded romaine on each of 4 serving plates. Top with 1/2 cup salsa. When salmon is done let it cool slightly; it should be warm but not hot. Put a piece of salmon on each plate; garnish each with a reserved romaine leaf and 2 lime wedges.


Recipe provided by the Pomegranate Council


Pomegranate Recipes

Holiday Pomegranate Compote

Spicy Pomegranate Relish

Pomegranate and Papaya Salad with Ginger Dressing

Pomegranate, Orange and Kiwi Salad

Roasted Salmon with Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa


Kate's Global Kitchen for November 2002:
11/01/02     Thanksgiving Headquarters 2002
11/08/02     The Pleasures of Potlucks
11/15/02     The Happy Holiday Potato
11/22/02     Pretty as a Pomegranate
11/29/02     Morning Muffin Magic


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