Spicy Apricot Glazed Salmon
2 medium salmon fillets
8 oz apricot or wild plum jam
1/2 t red pepper flakes (use more or less according to your likes)
2 T red wine vinegar
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T lime juice
Cover the bottom of a roasting pan with foil and then spray with vegetable oil for easy clean-up. Lay salmon fillets inside side by side.
In a small saucepan, mix together red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, jam, garlic salt, and lime juice over medium heat. Brush about three tablespoons over salmon fillets. Broil salmon for 5 minutes, meanwhile continue stirring and heating the jam sauce.
Take out salmon and brush again with three tablespoons of jam sauce. Return to oven and broil again for another five minutes. Continue stirring and cooking jam mixture.
Once again take out salmon and brush with three tablespoons of jam sauce. Return salmon to oven and broil again for another five minutes or until salmon is done (will be opaque and flaky). Remove jam sauce from stove.
Garnish salmon with a dipping bowl of jam sauce to be served with salmon or brush the remaining mixture over the salmon and serve immediately.
This recipe is wonderfully sweet and spicy all at once. My boys gobbled it right up! Serves 4-6.
NOTE: You can also use the sauce for glazing chicken or pork.