Recipe: Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa

Dinner Recipes, Seafood Recipes



All I have to do is say the name Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa, and my taste buds start to water. This salmon and side combo is definitely one of my favorites! The fish is juicy, sweet and packed with healthy fats and proteins.

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For salmon:

  • 1 pound salmon
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce, gluten free if desired
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes, if desired
  • 1/2 of a whole pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into small chunks (so you don’t have to cut later)

For quinoa:

  • 3/4 cup uncooked organic quinoa
  • 1 cup coconut milk (I used light coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Fresh limes to squeeze, if desired
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, for topping

From the kitchen of: Ambitious Kitchen


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1 Comment

on July 17, 2017 at 12:55 PM Reply

I have never been a fan of salmon, but am so happy I kept trying different recipes and found this one! This recipe is SO delicious and has no fish flavor. The coconut milk and pineapple make an amazing sauce/glaze.

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