Citrus Seared White King Salmon
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This quick and citrusy seared salmon hits all the right notes with tangy-sweet umami flavors all in one glaze.
A citrus glaze is the perfect way to finish seared salmon, bringing out its fresh flavor with bursts of three different citrus fruits. Lime has a tart citrus flavor, while orange juice adds sweetness and pink grapefruit is a combination of the two with hints of bitterness. Combining three citrus fruits makes for a complex glaze bursting with flavor. Key limes, blood oranges and lemons can also be used to create a delicious citrus glaze. Look for ripe citrus that is in season.
Honey ties the glaze together with sweetness and soy sauce adds rich, deep umami notes. Minced garlic adds a touch of herb flavor. A little bit of cornstarch whisked into the glaze ingredients will encourage thickening as the glaze simmers.
Here at Sizzlefish our white king salmon is known for its ivory color, a highly sought-after variety of king salmon that only reveals itself after the flesh has been cut into. This type of salmon doesn’t have the genetic ability to break down their food and store the red-orange carotene in their muscle cells, which would result in vibrant orange flesh you might be used to enjoying.
White king salmon contains a very similar composition of protein, fats and omega-3 fatty acids as traditional king salmon.
White king salmon can be prepared just like our other varieties of salmon and this citrus glazed recipe is no different. After searing the salmon, the sauce is poured over the top and thickens in the pan. As the sauce thickens, the citrus flavors will deepen for a rich glaze with tangy flavor perfect any time of year. Finish this recipe with fresh chopped basil and mint for a pop of herb flavor with notes of licorice and mint.
2 Sizzlefish White King Salmon portions
1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp chopped mint
- 1 tbsp chopped basil
- Thinly orange, lime and grapefruit for serving
- 2 tbsp fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- Blot excess moisture from salmon and season with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes in a medium skillet. Add salmon and sear for 7-8 minutes, turning salmon every couple of minutes for even cooking.
- While salmon cooks, stir together ingredients for citrus glaze. Reduce heat and pour glaze over salmon.
- Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, until glaze has thickened, spooning glaze over salmon.
- Arrange sliced citrus on a plate or platter and top with salmon and drizzle with glaze. Garnish with chopped mint and basil.
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