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Candied Salmon recipe

Candied Salmon recipe

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  • Ingredients
  • Seafood
  • Fish
  • Oily fish
  • Salmon
  • Salmon fillet

Candied salmon may sound like an anomaly, but it results in a sweet and sour melt-in-the-mouth dish.

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IngredientsServes: 6

  • 50g butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 (170g) salmon fillets
  • 3 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 225ml white vinegar
  • 220g dark brown soft sugar

MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:50min

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil, and grease the foil with oil.
  2. Combine the onions, vinegar and dark brown soft sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce begins to caramelise, about 15 minutes.
  3. Melt butter with garlic in a small frying pan over medium heat. Lay salmon fillets on the prepared baking tray, and brush with garlic butter. Pour the onion mixture over the fillets.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until the fish flakes easily. Cooking time may vary with the thickness of your fillets.

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Reviews in English (95)

by ~marie~

This was good. I likes the sweet tang to it, but I will try brown sugar instead of white next time. My husband doesn't like salmon, and was really disappointed when I told him that was for supper(I buy salmon for me and the girls-NOT for him) but since I'm out of groceries and this was all I had, I looked here for a really good salmon recipe. This one worked, he ate the fish, and said it was really good, "where did you get that recipe?". Here's a tip: Let the salmon sit in the sauce for at least 10 minutes before you serve it- it soaks it up and makes it moist- the fillets I took out and plated right as soon as it came out of the oven were kinda dry, but the ones that I was putting away after supper were super moist and flavorful.Thanks for making my husbands salmon dinner a pleasant experience!!-21 Aug 2007

by kelcampbell

We did not enjoy this salmon at all. I consider myself an above average cook so I believe this was the recipe, not a result of something I did wrong. I boiled the onions in the vinegar/brown sugar...waiting for the "sauce" to reduce...it doesn't. So after about 45 minutes or so, I just spooned some of the liquid over the salmon along with the onions. The sauce which pooled around the bottom of the salmon burned onto my pan creating a lot of smoke; we couldn't taste the garlic butter at all (just added calories IMHO - you could omit this and I'm surprised nobody else mentioned it); and in the end, the onions were very chewy/sticky...not a nice meal in the least. We will not be making this again.-12 Oct 2006


shame on me for rating a recipe i changed, but i had to share -- made this w/ chicken breasts and it was abfab -- kids and picky hubby were happy -- look forward to trying it w/ fish ;-)-25 May 2005

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