It’s no secret that salmon is a smart heart-healthy choice when it comes to picking out a protein to prepare. Jazz it up a notch with a sweet and tangy apricot cranberry glaze and serve with a side of steamed broccoli or sautéed zucchini for a truly colorful plate.

Ingredients for Grilled Salmon with Apricot Cranberry Glaze

For the Salmon

  • 1/16 tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 1/16 tsp. salt
  • 1 4 oz. wild caught salmon fillet, thawed

For the Sauce

  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4-7/8 oz. dried apricots, cut into strips
  • 12 oz. cranberries, dried & sweetened
  • 4 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1-1/4 oz. light brown sugar

Prepare Sauce

  1. Combine apricots, dried cranberries and juice. Cover, and let rest until dried fruit are rehydrated.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Set aside

Prepare the Fish

  1. Spray each side of fillets with vegetable oil spray
  2. Season each fillet with 1/16 tsp pepper and 1/16 tsp salt.
  3. Place Salmon flesh side down on grill. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn, and cook for another 2 minutes. Minimum internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F. (for 15 seconds).
  5. Serve with some sauce over the fish

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