Salmon with a Capers and Honey Sauce

Salmon is a wonderful fish to have throughout the year. It is strong enough to hold up to a variety of flavors, so we decided to do a variation of a sauce that we saw on a cooking show. We had so many similar style dishes when visiting the Mediterranean regions, we only wish that we could have been sitting on a beach while we ate. It is a combination of sweet and savory and can be used on a variety of proteins from chicken to other types of fish. Having salmon with a light and refreshing sauce such as this makes for a wonderful weeknight dinner or it can be dressed up for a special occasion. We decided to bake the salmon, but you could just as easily pan fry it if you would like to create a crispy skin. It certainly made for a wonderful meal and is something that we will likely make again and again. This recipe is for two, but can easily be adjusted to serve more.

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Salmon, Ready to Bake

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb Salmon – cut into 4 oz filets
  • 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Capers – rinsed
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Dried Dill
  • 2 tbsp Dried Tarragon
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2/3 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
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Herb and Caper Mixture

INSTRUCTIONS

Brush the flesh side of the salmon with olive oil and then sprinkle them with salt, pepper, the garlic powder, and a pinch of the dill and tarragon. Place skin side down on a pan that has been covered with foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 minutes for medium-well or cook to your desired temperature. In a blender, add the vinegar, honey, capers, and remaining dill and tarragon. Blend while slowly adding olive oil until it reaches the desired thickness (you may not use all of the olive oil). Remove the salmon from the oven and drizzle with the desired amount of sauce, about 2 to 3 tablespoons per filet.

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Blend the Sauce with Oil
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Enjoy the Salmon with the Capers and Honey Sauce

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