Mazal Tov! Yael and Josh got engaged last night and I made my first engagement dinner! I had the honor of catering their first meal as an engaged couple. After Josh proposed, I came out with 4 delectable dishes focusing on some of Yael and Josh's favorite foods. I even included the recipe for my pomegranate and citrus glazed salmon at the end of the page!
Beet, Goat Cheese and Mixed Green Salad with a Balsamic Reduction
Pomegranate-Citrus Glazed Salmon, Roasted Vegetables (Fennel, Orange Pepper and Zucchini), and Creamy Brown Rice with Cherries
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Whipped Cream and Strawberries
Pomegranate-Citrus Glazed Salmon
Makes 2 Servings
2 Fillets of Salmon
1 Cup Pomegranate Juice
1 Orange, squeezed
1 tsp. Thyme, fresh
1 TBS. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
Heat a saute pan with about 2 Tbs. of oil to cover the bottom. Sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the salmon fillets and lay in hot pan skin side down. Sear for about 3 minutes and flip on the other side. Sear the fish till it becomes flaky and has caramelized in color, about 5 minutes. Remove the fish and reserve. In the same pan, add the pomegranate and orange juice, thyme, and apple cider. Reduce the liquid until it coats the bottom of a spoon and looks thick. Keep a good eye on it so it doesn't burn. Drizzle the glaze over the salmon and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
Helpful Hint: When removing pomegranate seeds, cut into quarters and remove with hands in a bowl of cold water. When all the seeds have been removed, strain out the water. This is a no mess and no stain!