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Simple Spicy Sweet Salmon

Weekends are the time to shop sales. Well, at least in my opinion. This weekend Whole Foods has a great deal on King Salmon. Get it while you can, because today and tomorrow are the last days of the sale. King salmon is a chinook salmon, the largest of all Pacific salmon. Well, king fits this guy to the T; this was one spectacular piece of fish. It was rich and luscious and a great way to spoil myself.

Most of us also love easy and quick to make dinners on the weekend. Check and check. This is easy and quick to make. It is a perfect way to cook salmon. The slow roasting means you have time to throw a salad together, make some rice and bingo, the salmon is ready and it is time to eat! There isn’t a way to overcook this fish, unless you forget about it and leave it in the oven too long. Slow roasting means this is moist, with a soft, not dry texture. Now you could also grill this fish, but I wasn’t prepared to man the grill, so that meant oven for me.

The spicy sweet flavors of this salmon match well with rice. I fried mine, but steamed is perfectly OK. I used a Gochujang garlic sauce to make this but a chili garlic Chinese sauce would be a good substitute. I found that at Whole Foods, too! I used apricot jam and because it wasn’t the sweetest of jams, I added a touch of honey. You may or may not want to. Peach jam would also be superb.

Now get on your scooter and hop on over to Whole Foods. Bike over to Whole Foods. Yes, you could even drive to Whole Foods. Just do it! This salmon is so worth it.

“This is a sponsored post by Whole Foods. All opinions expressed are mine. Product was supplied, but no compensation was given.”


Simple Spicy Sweet Salmon
Time to Make: 5 minutes Time to Bake: 30 minutes
Serves 2-3
Ingredients:
1 lb King Chinook salmon
1/4 c apricot or peach jam
2 1/2 T Gochujang garlic sauce
1/4 t smoked paprika
1 t honey (optional)
Chopped Green Onions and Sesame Seed for garnish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 250. Line a baking pan with foil. Mix  the jam, Gochujang sauce, smoked paprika and honey together. Spread over the salmon on all sides, except the bottom.

Place in oven for 30 minutes. Test if fish is cooked to your liking. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Other great fish recipes:
Moroccan Fish with Saffron Lime Aioli
White Fish with Mushrooms and Browned Butter
Orange Cacao Rub Roasted Paiche
Roasted Salmon with Roasted Fennel
Cajun Fish with Browned Butter and Pecans

The winner of the last Whole Foods giveaway according to random number generator is: the incredible Adam J. Holland!

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Liz Berg
    September 20, 2015 at 12:35 am

    I just may get myself over to Whole Foods tomorrow! Your salmon looks spectacular!

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    Adam J. Holland
    September 20, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I love salmon and my wife doesn't. My daughter isn't sure whether or not she likes it. The point in me telling you this is that this will be my go-to preparation. (Don't be surprised if you see something similar to this being cooked in the Jimmy Rockford real soon.) Delicious!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:26 am

      This is so easy and maybe will change their minds! Even the Jimmy Rockford can handle this!

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    Angie Schneider
    September 20, 2015 at 4:29 am

    This is so delicious and good for you, Abbe. Sweet and hot are definitely my favourite combo.

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:27 am

      It is a great combo, isn't it Angie? Salmon is s good for you! Thanks!

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    Cathleen
    September 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I need to make salmon more often! This sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:27 am

      When it is this simple, you really do Cathleen!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Mama
    September 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    What simply spectacular salmon recipe. I had to pin this baby. Since I live in the Pacific NW, I am a salmon cheer leader. Albeit thankfully we don't have to wear a short skirt of ultra short shorts to be a cheer leader.

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      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:28 am

      Thanks Carol! I can always use a cheerleader, even if they wear short skirts. But yoga pants work pretty well for me!

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    Beth
    September 21, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Your salmon looks gorgeous! What a perfect meal.

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    Tricia Buice
    September 21, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Wow this salmon looks so flaky and moist – delicious! I just love a good sale especially on something like this – good one!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:29 am

      It saved like $10/lb! Definitely worth it! This was a great preparation!

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    mimi rippee
    September 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Beautiful! I've never heard of garlic sauce – I need to look into this!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:30 am

      It is a Korean one, Mimi. And something that is showing up everywhere! You will find it I know!

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    Chris Scheuer
    September 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Sounds delish! I love slow roasting salmon for a dinner party as there's no last minute fuss!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:30 am

      So true, Chris. This is perfect for a dinner party!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    September 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Isn't it wonderful? King salmon is my all-time favorite variety of salmon. Whenever it's in the fish case, I buy it. We love it grilled but this is another great preparation, Abbe.

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      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 22, 2015 at 3:31 am

      I love it grilled also, Susan. But I needed a change and this was perfect!

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    La Table De Nana
    September 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I would have a looong trek;) no WF in QC..I had my WF bag yesterday to do errands here and made believe..we got the bag in Fl..Was it WF that had the Downton Abby bags? Or World Market?

    This dsh looks perfect.The garlic sauce is new to me too..will check out my asian store next time..I say mine..it's 40 minutes away..
    such a conundrum as to why I don't get your posts..

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 25, 2015 at 2:10 am

      You may be able to find something similar at a regular grocery. I guess I should pay for a feed service! Anyway, try this salmon!

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    Rebecca Subbiah
    September 22, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    looks wonderful love salmon

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    September 23, 2015 at 2:09 am

    No Whole Foods in Australia. Makes me sad. This salmon sounds so good and that garlic sauce should be at my house. 🙂

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 25, 2015 at 2:11 am

      The garlic sauce should be at your house! But I have no doubt that you have beautiful markets there. I seem to remember you posted about one!

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    Bam's Kitchen
    September 24, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Your salmon is just perfectly cooked and that whole sweet, sour, salty and spicy combo wins me over each and every time. Pinning! Hey I also just found you on goodle plus…

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 25, 2015 at 2:11 am

      Thanks Bobbi! I try google plus, but am never sure it really does anything!

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    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    September 24, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Oh wow! This is perfectly cooked salmon looks so delish, Abbe. I love sweet and spicy flavors. They are just YUM!

    • Reply
      Abbe Odenwalder
      September 25, 2015 at 2:12 am

      This is the way to perfectly cook salmon, that's for sure! Thanks Anu!

  • Reply
    ZazaCook
    September 24, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Looks delicious! I love healthy meals!

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