Pomegranate and Orange Glazed Salmon with Stir Fried Vegetables is healthful and light! Omega-rich salmon and fresh vegetables are topped with a slightly spicy fruity glaze!
Did you know that compared to New Year’s Day, the second highest number of healthy eating resolutions are made the day after the Super Bowl?
No matter when you make your healthy eating resolution, this healthful and light pomegranate and orange-glazed salmon with stir-fried vegetables will help you keep it.
In this dish, pomegranate juice, orange juice and soy sauce are reduced to a syrupy glaze. Chili garlic paste is then added for a touch of heat along with dark brown sugar which adds a touch more sweetness and a light note of molasses. Mwaaahhh! Perfect with salmon!
Wild salmon is always your best choice. The season for fresh wild salmon has passed, however, many fish counters carry wild salmon which has been thawed year-round which is labeled “previously frozen.” You should be able to find frozen wild salmon in the frozen seafood section.
Try to avoid regular farmed salmon. Some farmed salmon such as Verlasso brand have earned a “Good Alternative” ranking from the Monterey Bay’s Seafood Watch program which promotes awareness of sustainable seafood choices.
I served this beautiful pomegranate and orange glazed salmon over a colorful combination of stir-fried carrots, red bell pepper and snow pea pods splashed with a bit of soy sauce. I blanched the snow pea pods before adding to the stir-fry because I wanted to set the color. This blanching technique works well with any green vegetable. Simply get a pot of water boiling, add a generous amount of salt, drop the green vegetable into the salted, boiling water, then remove after it turns a bright green (which only takes seconds). Immediately drain and immerse into ice water to stop the cooking process.
A side of brown rice or quinoa is the perfect accompaniment.