Courtesy of Lakeshore Natural Foods

Salmon with Spiced Marsala Plum Sauce

Diet Type: Dairy Free

Cooking Time: 30 minutes - one hour


  2 1/2 cups pitted dried plums
  2 cups water
  1/2 cup Marsala or dry red wine
  1/4 cup lemon juice
  3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  1 tablespoon sugar
  1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1/4 teaspoon salt
  1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1/8 teaspoon ground all spice
  1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  no stick cooking spray
  8 salmon steaks, about 6 ounces each

In small saucepan, bring dried plums and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer dried plums to food processor, reserving cooking liquid. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid (adding add'l water, if necessary), wine, lemon juice, oil, lemon peel, sugar, pepper, salt,, cinnamon, allspice and cloves to food processor; process until smooth. Return to saucepan; simmer over medium-low heat 10 minutes. Set aside. Meanwhile, grill salmon over medium-hot coals (or broil on rack or broiler pan 3-4 inches from heat) 7-11 minutes or until fish is cooked to desired doneness, turning once. Serve with sauce. Tip: Salmon fillets with skin may be substituted for salmon steaks. Place salmon, skin sides down, on rack or broiler pan. Broil 3-4 inches from heat 6-8 minutes or until fish is cooked to desired doneness, without tuning. Proceed as above.

Servings: 8

Author: Joyce Goldstein; courtesy of the California Dried Plum Board

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Servings per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 490
Calories from Fat 205
 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g35%
  Saturated Fat 4g20%
  Mono Fat 9g 
  Poly Fat 8g 
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 244mg10%
Total Carbs 38g12%
  Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Protein 33g 
Vitamin C15%
Vitamin E10%
Vitamin A11%
Vitamin B-1275%
Vitamin B-660%
Pantothenic acid25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.