Friday, January 22, 2010

Slow Roasted Chipolte Salmon with Pineapple Rice

Slow-Roasted Chipolte Salmon with Pineapple Rice
4 servings
Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home

3 Tablespoon adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo)
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 skinless salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
1 cup dry white wine
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon scallions (green part only), thinly sliced

Preheat the oven to 225* (F)
Line a baking sheet with foil, and coat with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.

In a small bowl combine the adobo sauce, sugar, and salt. Place the salmon on the baking sheet and brush the tops with half of the sauce.

Roast in the oven for 20 to 40 minutes depending on how thick the salmon is.

Adjust the heat to broil, brush the remaining glaze on the salmon, and broil 3 inches from the heat for about 3-5 minutes.

In a small saucepan combine the wine, sugar, ginger, and lime juice. Bring to a boil and boil until reduced to about 3/4 cup (about 5 to 7 minutes) stirring occasionally.

Blend the butter and the cornstarch together and whisk into the sauce. Simmer until thickened (about 1 minute.) Stir in the scallions and serve with the salmon and the rice.


Pineapple Cilantro Rice
Makes 4 cups

1/4 cup onion, diced
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup long grain rice
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained (15 oz) I used fresh pineapple chunks in juice from the refrigerated case)
3/4 cup pineapple juice (6 oz)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

In a 2 to 3 quart saucepan (with tight fitting lid) saute onion in butte rover medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Stir in rice and saute for one minute more.

Add pineapple, pineapple juice, water, salt and sugar. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in cilantro.

With many thanks to Pam at Sidewalk Shoes for featuring these recipes on her blog.

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