Sugar 'n' Spice Salmon Recipe
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Sugar 'n' Spice Salmon Recipe

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Tropical fruit lends a summery taste to Mary Beth Harris-Murphee's easy salmon main course. “Make the salsa the night before and serve it with cellophane noodles or jasmine rice for a fast and delicious meal,” she writes from Tyler, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled kiwifruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 272 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Place salmon in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the brown sugar, mustard, salt, cayenne and ginger; sprinkle over salmon. Top with butter.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-23 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Sugar 'n' Spice Salmon in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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