Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: 6

Ingredients

  1. 3/4 cup (175 mL) pomegranate juice
  2. 3 tbsp (45 mL) maple syrup or honey
  3. 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  4. 1 side of salmon (approx. 2 lb/1 kg)
  5. 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
  6. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  7. 1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat sour cream
  8. 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh dill
  9. 1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared horseradish

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). To make glaze, combine pomegranate juice and maple in small skillet set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer 5 to 10 min., until reduced to about 1/3 cup (75 mL) and consistency of maple syrup. Stir in thyme.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon on parchment-lined baking sheet and brush with pomegranate glaze. Bake 18 to 20 min., brushing with collected juices half-way through, until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, make sauce by mixing sour cream, dill and horseradish. Serve salmon with sauce spooned over top.

Tips: Substitute maple syrup for honey, or 100% cranberry juice for pomegranate juice.