Thursday, April 22, 2010

Salmon with Grilled Broccolini and Orange Sauce

We saw chef Curtis Stone from KitchenDaily demonstrating this recipe on the internet the other day so last night we tried it ourselves.  It was delicious, healthy and very satisfying.  You'll want all your ingredients ready before you begin.  It should only take about 15 minutes to cook.

Salmon with Grilled Broccolini and Orange Sauce

1 c freshly squeezed orange juice + 1 orange
1/2 pound salmon, cut into two pieces, skin removed from both sides
1 bunch broccolini

Prepare the orange sauce by squeezing 1 cup of fresh orange juice.  Cut both ends of the extra orange off, then remove all the peel and pith (white stuff that's under the peel).  Take a small sharp knife and cut the segments away from the membrane to use for garnish.  Pour the juice in a sauce pan and boil it down while the broccolini and salmon cook so that it reduces to about half.

Sprinkle salt and pepper on the broccolini, drizzle a little olive oil over it, then grill it on a hot griddle.  It will be slightly charred when finished.

While the broccolini is cooking, sprinkle some salt and dill weed on both sides of the fish and cook in olive oil in a hot pan.  Cook on both sides.  The salmon should be golden on the outside and still slightly pink on the inside.

To serve, place some of the grilled broccolini in the center of a plate, place a piece of grilled salmon on it, top with a few orange segments, spoon sauce over the salmon and drizzle some around the outside of the plate.

(If you'd like to watch the demonstration, click here.)

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