The very first cherries are starting to appear in the markets so I decided to combine two of my very favorite Oregon ingredients into this ever so good salmon with cherries. Fresh cherries are a gift from God. This was so good, I saved some of it and it was just as good the next day.
- 1 cup whole cherries, pits removed
- 1 T balsamic vinegar
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1 t honey
- dash of salt
- 2 salmon filets
- salt and pepper
- 1 or 2 T sesame oil
- Mix the cherries, vinegar, lemon juice, honey and salt in a small saucepan over low heat for 5 or 10 minutes
- Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper and fry in sesame oil over medium heat until cooked through, about six minutes each side
I had this with a glass of rose’ and a quinoa salad and it was all I could do not to scarf both filets down without taking a deep breath. The sweetness of the cherries with the balsamic is kind of magical in my humble opinion.