Try this one! This recipe is by far the best complement for salmon. Not only is this recipe delicious, it has the added bonus of being an very healthy dish. Great for dinner parties, paired with rice pilaf, green beans, and salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
42 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler, and grease a broiling pan.

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the apricot nectar, dried apricots, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cinnamon and cayenne. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until reduced by about half. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Remove 1/4 cup of the glaze for basting, and set the remaining aside.

  • Place the salmon filet on the greased broiling pan, and brush with glaze. Broil 3 inches from the heat for 8 to 12 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Gently turn over once during cooking, and baste frequently during the last 4 minutes. Serve with remaining glaze.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 18.2g 37% DV; carbohydrates 30.6g 10% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterol 50.3mg 17% DV; sodium 320.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Great recipe! I substituted 1 cup apricot jam and 1/2 cup water for the nectar and dried apricots and 1 tsp ground ginger for the fresh. I only used half the glaze on the salmon and used the rest on boneless chicken breasts that I cooked on the grill. Both got rave reviews from my husband! Plan to try it on pork chops next. Definitely a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2010
I didn't have cinnamon or apricot preserves so used orange marmalade...maybe this was the problem because the dish was bland Read More
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196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Great recipe! I substituted 1 cup apricot jam and 1/2 cup water for the nectar and dried apricots and 1 tsp ground ginger for the fresh. I only used half the glaze on the salmon and used the rest on boneless chicken breasts that I cooked on the grill. Both got rave reviews from my husband! Plan to try it on pork chops next. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(102)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2006
Made this first in 2004 (I always make notes on my recipes :) and followed the directions exactly --- and loved it. Just made it again last night. Rather than broil/baste, I decided to pour all the sauce on the filets (which I had in a small baking dish) and bake for about 20 minutes. Less fuss - and just as great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
This recipe was fantastic. Very quick and easy. I didn't have cayenne pepper so I used dried red chili peppers instead. The cinnamon and peppers really compliment the apricots. Will definitely make this again maybe using chicken next time. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2005
Loved this salmon recipe! I didn't have any apricot nector or dried apricots in the house (and didn't feel like running to the store again), but I did have chunky apricot preserves...I used about a cup of the preserves and a cup of water and omitted the honey (because of the sugar in the preserves)...it worked! It was delishhhh! Definite keeper! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2003
Very good! sauce was also very good on broiled tofu. Looks very impressive without a lot of effort. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2005
Oh my! I couldn't stop eating this salmon! It was so good! I made a few changes according to what I had on hand. Instead of Apricot nectar, I used about a half cup of preserves and a half cup of water. I used more dried apricots, about 3/4 of a cup, chopped. I only had dried ginger and garlic, and used about 1/4 tsp. of ginger and 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder. The flavor was amazing! All my kids ate it without any complaints (and two can tend to be picky about salmon.) I did have to watch it under the broiler though. After broiling for about 10 minutes, I baked it for another 10 on 350 since the rest of my dinner wasn't yet done. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2003
I tried this recipe over the Memorial Day weekend. My teenager asked me to use peach nectar instead of the apricots. It was delicious. It presented and tasted like an entree that I'd order on a cruise ship! My son has a very discriminating palatte and he devoured most of the salmon. This recipe is a keeper. I think I'll try it with chicken wings next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
This salmon is beyond delicious! I too used 1 cup apricot preserves and 1/2 cup water in lieu of the apricot nectar & dried apricots. I also omitted the honey since the preserves are sweet enough on their own. The glaze is delicious and would also be great on chicken. This for sure is my favorite salmon recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2003
I made this last night and it was so easy and very tasty. I didn't have fresh ginger, so I used ground. I also used a jar of apricot preserves in place of the nectar/dried. I will definitely keep using this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2010
I didn't have cinnamon or apricot preserves so used orange marmalade...maybe this was the problem because the dish was bland Read More
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