Recipe: Roasted Salmon with Shallot Grapefruit Sauce

from Fine CookingServes 2


2 salmon fillets (4-6 oz. each) 1/4 tsp. salt, plus more to taste 1 ruby red grapefruits 2 tsp. olive oil 1 Tbs. minced shallot 1 tsp. peeled and grated fresh ginger 2 1/2 tsp. honey Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Season the salmon with the salt, place in a baking dish, and roast until just cooked through, about 18 minutes.

While the salmon is cooking, prepare the sauce. Cut one of the grapefruits into sections by cutting off the top and bottom of the fruit, then standing it on one end and cutting down the skin to remove the woolly white pith and peel. Then, with a paring knife, remove each segment of fruit from its membrane and cut the segments in half. Set the segments aside. Juice the other grapefruit and set the juice aside.

In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the ginger, grapefruit juice, honey, and cayenne and bring to simmer. Cook until the sauce is reduced by about half, about 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice and season with salt. Right before serving, toss the grapefruit pieces with the sauce.