Friday, May 16, 2008

Grilled Salmon with Pomegranate Beet Sauce

Salmon is one of my favorite entrees because it's loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids and easy-to-digest protein. If you avoid creamy-type sauces, salmon will always be a hit with your sensitive digestive system. It's even a safe choice when you eat out if you ask for it grilled plain with salt and pepper.

I'm always on the look-out for different ways to serve my favorite seafood. Recently, I found a recipe for salmon with sweet beet sauce in a Rachel Ray cookbook. The simple addition of pomegranate molasses to the sweet beet sauce recipe made it even more "yummalicious."

Grilled Salmon with Pomegranate Beet

2 roasted medium-sized beets, peeled and grated

2 T. olive oil

2 finely chopped garlic cloves

1 small red or yellow onion, chopped

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 T. pomegranate molasses

Wash and scrub the beets. Wrap individually in aluminum foil and bake for about one hour at 350 degrees. Do this the day before or in the a.m. of the day you plan to make the recipe. I usually do a half-dozen beets at a time to make use of the hot oven and have extras for another recipe. They store well in the fridge. Allow the beets to cool before peeling and grating.

Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet, and add the garlic and onions. Cook for a few minutes until the garlic and onions are tender. Toss in the beets and stir and heat. Season with salt and pepper. Add the chicken broth and white wine. Bring to a bubble. Then allow to simmer for several minutes. Finally, mix in the pomegranate molasses for some extra pizazz.

Serve the beet sauce on top of grilled salmon filets with roasted brussel sprouts and brown rice on the side.

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