Salmon Davis Jr.

(Broiled salmon steaks marinated in a spicy tomato sauce)

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups diced plum tomatoes (fresh)
  • 3 Tbsp. each ketchup and Splenda brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. each lime juice and Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. each ground cumin and cayenne pepper
  • 6 salmon steaks, about 6 oz each

+Heat olive oil in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat.  Add onions and garlic.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes, until onions begin to soften.  Add all remaining ingredients except salmon.  Mix well.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.  Let cool.

+Arrange salmon steaks in a single layer in a glass baking dish.  Pour marinade over salmon.  Turn pieces to coat both sides with marinade, or brush marinade all over salmon using a pastry brush.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

+Remove salmon from marinade and place on a baking sheet.  Broil about 4 inches from heat source for 3 minutes.  Carefully turn salmon over and broil for another 3-4 minutes, until done.  Be careful not to overcook salmon, or it will be dry.  Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings.