What Is a Good Sauce for Grilled Salmon?


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Grilled salsa and barbecue sauce are both good additions to grilled salmon. Herbed butter sauce also complements salmon, requiring a combination of unsalted butter, chicken stock, white whine vinegar and lemon juice, as well as heavy cream and Chardonnay. Shallots, tarragon and parsley are then added to the mixture.

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What Is a Good Sauce for Grilled Salmon?
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Homemade barbecue sauce goes well with grilled salmon and takes only a few minutes to make. Start out by heating 2 tablespoons of peanut oil in a pan, adding in 2 minced cloves of garlic and 1 chopped onion. Sauté the onion and garlic before adding in 1/2 cup of dark rum, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 cups of ketchup and 1/3 cup of Worcestershire. After adding the wet ingredients, stir in 2 tablespoons of chili powder and paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and coriander, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Bring the sauce to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer for 5 minutes.

To make grilled salsa, brush 3 medium tomatoes, 1 jalapeño, 1 onion and 1 pasilla pepper with olive oil, and grill them until they start to brown. Remove the seeds, and pulse the vegetables in a food processor until they are chopped. Mix the juice of 1 lime and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the salsa, adding salt to taste. Stir in freshly chopped cilantro.

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