Caribbean Salmon with Guava Barbecue Sauce and Mango Veggie Salsa

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 5 min
Prep: 35 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 30 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

BARBECUE SAUCE:
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
SALSA:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra for greasing the baking dish
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 2 limes), plus 2 limes cut into wedges, for serving
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 mangoes, peeled, fruit cut off seed and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved, seeded, and finely diced
  • 1 whole side salmon (about 3 1/2 to 4 pounds)
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    Directions

    For the barbecue sauce:
    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, cooking until it's soft and a little brown around the edges, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring often. Stir in the guava paste, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, star anise, allspice, and curry powder. Simmer until the guava paste has melted, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and let the sauce cool slightly. Discard the star anise; transfer the mixture to your blender and puree. With the motor running add the lime juice and rum. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside, or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
    For the salsa:
    Whisk the olive oil, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the mangoes, peppers, red onions, chile, and cilantro and toss to coat. Add the beans and gently toss everything together.
    For the salmon:
    Heat your broiler to high. Line a large baking dish or rimmed baking sheet with a double layer of aluminum foil and grease the foil with some olive oil or nonstick cooking spray.

    Place the salmon in the prepared baking dish and tuck about 2-inches of the tail end under the fish, so you have a somewhat uniform shape. Pour the barbecue sauce over the salmon and cook it under the broiler until the sauce caramelizes and chars around the edges and the salmon is firm and flakes easily, 8 to 12 minutes for rare (the salmon will still be pink in the middle) or 12 to 15 minutes for well done (the salmon will be cooked throughout).

    Spread the salsa on the serving platter and carefully lift the salmon out of the baking dish and arrange it on top of the salsa (use 2 large spatulas to transfer it). Squeeze a few lime wedges over the fish and serve with additional lime wedges on the side.

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    • on April 19, 2012

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      I made this and everyone loved it. I think one might cook salmon for three or four minutes then add BBQ sauce. I did it as directed and turned out great. Only had to cook 10 minutes probably has to do with the tickness of salmon. Can't wait to make again.

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