Oven Salmon With Roasted Plantains and Pineapple Recipe
This quick salmon bakes in one pan with its accompaniments; sweet roasted plantains and pineapple salsa.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 16to 20 ounces of salmon, cut into 4 filets
- 2very ripe (yellow/black) plantains
- 3to 4 large pineapple rings
- 2tablespoon maple syrup
- 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1tablespoon soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼finely chopped red onion
- 1tablespoon minced cilantro
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil placed shiny side up. Brush the aluminum foil lightly with olive oil.
Step 3Peel and slice the plantains into 1/3-inch thick strips or slices. Place the plantains on one side of the foil-lined baking sheet. Place the pineapple rings on the foil alongside the plantain slices.
Step 4In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce. Brush mixture lightly onto the plantains and pineapple.
Step 5Place baking sheet in the middle of the oven, and roast for 10 to 15 minutes, turning once.
Step 6Remove baking sheet from the oven and remove the pineapple rings to a cutting board to cool. Add the salmon fillets to the baking sheet. Season them lightly with salt and pepper, then brush them generously with the maple syrup mixture. If the plantains are caramelized and soft, remove them and set aside. If they need more time to cook, leave them on the baking sheet.
Step 7Place the salmon in the oven and roast for about 10 minutes (for 1-inch thick pieces), or until the salmon flakes when you cut into it and is slightly opaque.
Step 8While the salmon is cooking, chop the pineapple into 1/2 inch pieces, and place in a bowl. Add the onion and cilantro to the bowl, and squeeze the juice from 1/2 of the lime over the mixture. Toss and taste for seasoning, adding more lime juice or lime juice with salt and pepper if desired.
Step 9When salmon is ready, remove it from the oven. Serve salmon warm with the plantains and pineapple salsa.