Sunday, July 5, 2009

Chef Chuck's Salmon with Black Cherry Reduction

Salmone con Amarena

Salmon and black cherry reduction sauce was a surprising combination, that I decided to create today. The reduction sauce was sweet and light and paired well with the salmon. These black cherries were a seasonal delight.

Salmon with Black Cherry Reduction
1 pound salmon
1 1/2 cups black cherries, pitted
1 cup water
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients except salmon in a saucepan and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place salmon in baking pan salt and pepper, pour cherry reduction over top. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.


  1. Wow, that is a a surprising combination! I am intrigued. Sounds pretty tasty though!

  2. Hello LaDue, This is different, but surprisingly good!! Thank You:)

  3. What an excellent salmon dish!! It is just so lovely! Now, I want to eat that beautiful plate,...mmmmmm,...salmon with cherries: that is something different!

  4. Hi Sophie, Hope all is well. It is different and delish your right. Thanks :)