Recipe Summary

Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Yield: 4 servings

This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in protein
  • lower in sodium
  • lower in carbs
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Tamarind Glazed Salmon

This recipe serves: 
For the glaze:
3 tablespoons tamarind paste (in block form)
1 cup hot water
6 dry panca peppers or 3 dried ancho chilies, stemmed, seeded and toasted
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons dry mustard
4 tablespoons honey
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
For the salmon:
4 salmon fillets, 4- 6 ounces each
3/4 cup tamarind glaze (see recipe above)
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon freshly cracked black peppercorns
Cooking Instructions
For the glaze:

1. Soften the tamarind in 1/2 cup of the hot water and push through a sieve.

2. Soften the chilies in the other 1/2 cup of hot water and put in a blender along with orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, red wine vinegar, olive oil and dry mustard. Purée until smooth, add the tamarind purée and the honey and blend well.

3. Strain into a small sauce pot and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the salmon:

1. Preheat broiler and season the salmon fillets on all sides. Broil at close range to slightly brown the fish, about 2 minutes per side.

2. Glaze each fillet generously and sprinkle with fennel seeds and cracked pepper. Broil 2 to 3 minutes more until the fish is just cooked, the glaze is bubbly and the seeds are toasted. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 salmon fillet

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 291
  • Carbohydrate
  • 5 g
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 23 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 2 g
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg