Saucy Salmon Bites with Blackberry Soy Sauce

Salmon Bites with Blackberry Soy Sauce

This savory, sweet, tart and spicy sauce is simple to put together and works well with the rich flavors of salmon.

Makes about 2 cups of Sauce.

Ingredients Preparation
Sauce

  • 4 oz. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 T. finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1⁄2 cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes)
Sauce Sauce Steps

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, then add the red pepper flakes and the garlic. Stir gently until the garlic releases its aroma, but not long enough to turn brown.
  2. Add the sugar next and whisk to dissolve and blend it in for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the blackberries, soy sauce and the lime juice.
  4. Return sauce to boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for about five minutes longer. Remove from heat. Serve with the salmon. This sauce can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to three weeks.
Salmon

  • 1 lb fresh or thawed salmon
  • 2 cups cooked sticky rice
  • 1 bunch watercress sprigs
Salmon Steps

  1. Cut salmon fillets into bite sized cubes.
  2. Grill, pan sear, or bake the salmon cubes until just done.
  3. Serve on a rice cracker or nori (seaweed) chip with a small amount of sticky rice, then a sprig of watercress and topped with the salmon.
  4. Drizzle sauce generously over the bites.

Tips & Tricks

It is a treat to use as an entree and a fun way to serve salmon bites as an appetizer. This is also a great marinade and sauce for chicken thighs.

Serving Suggestions Entree: Seared Salmon filets (grill or broiler) glazed with sauce and served on jasmine rice.

Brushed onto salmon pieces, skewered and grilled.

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