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Juicy Pomegranate Salmon


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • ½ small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • couscous and steamed green veg, to serve


  1. Put the salmon skin-side down on a large baking sheet. Mix the pomegranate molasses, ½ tbsp olive oil and half the lime juice with a good pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a small bowl, then brush the mixture all over the flesh of the salmon. Chill for at least 20 mins, or overnight if you can.
  2. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Mix the pomegranate seeds with the parsley, mint, red onion, remaining lime juice and olive oil in a bowl, and set aside.
  3. Roast the salmon, uncovered, for 10-12 mins, until cooked through. You can check this by poking a knife into the fillet and ensuring the fish flakes easily.
  4. Top the salmon with the salsa, and serve with couscous or steamed green veg, if you like.

This recipe is a delicious and healthy way to eat salmon. The pomegranate molasses adds a tangy sweetness to the salmon, while the salsa brings a refreshing burst of zesty flavors to the dish. The combination of tender salmon with crunchy pomegranate seeds and fresh herbs is sure to delight your taste buds.

Salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining good health. It is also low in fat and calories, making it an ideal protein source for those who are watching their weight. This recipe is a great way to incorporate this nutrient-dense fish into your diet.

The preparation of this dish is quick and easy. You simply mix the pomegranate molasses, olive oil, and lime juice, then brush it onto the salmon fillets. After marinating for at least 20 minutes, the salmon is roasted in the oven until cooked through. The salsa is made by mixing pomegranate seeds with parsley, mint, red onion, lime juice, and olive oil.

This dish can be served with couscous or steamed green vegetables, such as broccoli or asparagus. It is a versatile recipe that can be adapted to suit your taste preferences. If you prefer a spicier salsa, you can add some chopped chili pepper. If you like a sweeter flavor, you can add some honey to the mixture.

In conclusion, this pomegranate salmon recipe is a healthy and delicious way to incorporate more Omega-3s into your diet. It is quick and easy to prepare and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. It is also a visually stunning dish that is sure to impress your guests. Give it a try!