Mean Chef's Grilled Salmon With Red Currant Glaze

"Adopted from Mean Chef, who described it as "Very yummy, quick and easy grilled salmon"; this reminds me a bit of a lamb dish I love, Lamb Shrewsbury. I think that the sweet-tart sauce is a good foil for the rich, strong flavor of salmon. The sauce is fairly sweet, so some may wish to add more balsamic vinegar and/or lemon juice to increase the tartness."
Mean Chef's Grilled Salmon With Red Currant Glaze created by PalatablePastime
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  • Preheat an outdoor grill (to high if using a gas grill) and oil the grill grate.
  • Melt ½ cup jelly in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper and brush both sides with melted jelly.
  • Grill until fish is opaque in the thickest part, about 8 minutes.
  • Turn the pieces halfway through cooking time.
  • While salmon is cooking, melt remaining ½ cup jelly over low heat.
  • Add lemon juice, vinegar and mustard.
  • Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Keep warm.
  • Set the grilled salmon on individual plates, spoon the sauce partly over and around the fish, and garnish with fruit if using.
  • notes: The salmon can also be cooked in a preheated 450-degree oven.
  • Place a heavy, oven-proof 12-inch skillet on medium heat 5 minutes.
  • Pour about 2 teaspoons olive oil into pan.
  • Put salmon into the pan and brown.
  • (If using fillet with skin, the skin side should be facing up.) Turn and pour melted jelly over salmon; season with salt and pepper.
  • Place skillet in oven and bake a total of 12 minutes per inch of thickness.
  • Or brown the salmon in 2 batches, transfer to a baking dish and bake.

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  1. jenpalombi
    Very good salmon. The kids enjoyed it too, so it was a winner all around. Thanks for keeping Mean's recipe alive here!
  2. Cilantro in Canada
    This a fantastic and very easy recipe to prepare. I did not have red current jelly so substituted plum jam. It turned out great. I prepared it in the oven at 450 F for 12 minutes and it was perfect. Thanks for the recipe.
  3. PalatablePastime
    Mean Chef's Grilled Salmon With Red Currant Glaze Created by PalatablePastime
  4. Master-Chef
    Mean Chef's Grilled Salmon With Red Currant Glaze Created by Master-Chef
  5. PalatablePastime
    The sauce on this was very nice- lightly sweet and fruity. My husband thought it was perfect, but for my own preference, I probably would up the balsamic slightly just to give it a more acidic edge. The presentation was beautiful- I was just sorry that right before I went to take the photo, my camera batteries died. Long story! lol I'll get the photo next time, as the fish does look lovely. Thanks for posting!



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