Sometimes sheer boredom can inspire you.
My husband was having chicken for supper, but I don't eat chicken.
I have a freezer full of frozen wild salmon though, and I'd just read another article on how healthy wild salmon is - this time because it contains something called astaxanthin.
I poached the salmon, but none of the tried and true fallbacks interested me. (It was THAT kind of a day.)
Then I remembered some pomegranate seeds I had. I was so excited to see the first domestic pomegranates showing up in the supermarket that I'd bought one even though I knew it was probably too early. It was. The arils looked lovely, but they had zero taste.
So - how about making a pomegranate glaze for my salmon?
It seemed a way to use both ingredients without wasting anything.
I always have pomegranate juice on hand because I like to add it to mineral water. (If you didn't know, pomegranate juice is very heart healthy.)
I poured some of that into a saucepan, added some butter (about a tablespoon)
and once the butter had melted, I added those flavorless arils.
Oh my stars!!!!!!!!
Heavenly!!!!! And it took mere minutes to prepare.
The butter blended in with the juice for just the tastiest sauce.
I intended to put it all on a bed of greens, but I put it in a bowl instead so I could eat it with a spoon and not miss any of the sauce.
Confession time - I'm not sure this was the best taste match
for the salmon. It wasn't bad (and it did grow on me). I just think it probably would have gone better with steak. But oh
that sauce was delicious.
I don't usually do shameless plugs on here, but I'm SO very excited right now. If you are reading this, it will be less than 24 hours until the release of my debut Christmas in Hiding from Love Inspired Suspense. I've been so happy with the reviews so far and I'm just so delighted that people are finally going to get to meet Callie and Jackson.
Here's the cover -