Roasted Salmon With Caramelized Onions and Figs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

I love salmon and also love collecting salmon recipes. This one is from Kosher Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Swirl olive oil in bottom of medium nonstick skillet.
  2. Add onions and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove cover and cook, stirring often, until onions are golden, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Stir in figs, wine, broth, vinegar and fresh rosemary.
  6. Increase heat to high and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Keep warm.
  9. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  10. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Place on lightly oiled heavy baking sheet.
  12. Roast for 7 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes.
  13. Sprinkle salmon with parsley.
  14. Serve over fig sauce.
  15. This recipe can be doubled or tripled.
Most Helpful

This was so full of flavour! I really enjoyed it. I used kosher red wine for this recipe, and black figs. This will certainly be made again!

Studentchef October 19, 2010

Sharon, I too! Love Salmon. This was divine! I used 1 1/2 ounces dried figs chopped. For the wine I went for a Chardonnay St. Clement 2002 from Napa which is excellent. I almost didn`t want to use it to cook with. But it`s only 1/4 cup! Roasting for 7 minutes is plenty for the 1 pound fillet.The seeds from the figs gave this a slight crunch. I would think using fresh figs would blend into the sauce so much better. This recipe is a keeper and will be made with fresh next summer. Thanks Sharon. Oh I can see this being made with pork!

Rita~ December 03, 2007

We really enjoyed this recipe for dinner with fresh figs we bought at Traders Joe while in New Mexico and wild-caught salmon we had in the freezer. The sauce was easy to make but I did not care for the appearance using red wine. I think when I make this again I will use a good chardonnay. We try to eat salmon twice a week and this one hits the spot. Thanks for posting Sharon.

TXOLDHAM October 05, 2007