Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Salmon Marinated in Grapefruit Juice

Yes you read it right, I marinated salmon in grapefruit juice and it really is a great way to cook salmon. I figured lemon is often paired with fish so why not grapefruit. I love grapefruit and Jasmine and I share one every morning with a little sugar on it. I also want to mention that I have Fernando De Valle a World  famous Opera singer on my radio show tomorrow at 5 pm talking about life as a world class artist and how to prevent diabetes. 

The coolest thing for me personally is that his publicist approached me asking if I would like to have him on the show :-), hope you can tune in


  • 2 large wild Alaskan salmon steaks 
  • 4 large potatoes chopped
  • one bunch of spinach
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • some olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • about 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice with a teaspoon of sugar and a few segments of grapefruit
  • tablespoon of butter and 1/4 cup milk to mash potatoes 
  • 1/4 chopped red onion

  1. soak salmon in olive oil, salt and pepper and grapefruit juice for a couple of hours
  2. then poach it in the oil and juice for about 10 minutes until cooked
  3. meanwhile saute fresh spinach with a little olive oil, garlic and red onion for 10 minutes
  4. boil potatoes and mash them
  5. serve and enjoy, go on don't be put of because its different it tastes great!

Has anyone else got any cool savory grapefruit dishes to share?

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  1. grapefruit and salmon? Sounds interesting...

  2. that's new Reebecca..I never would have thought!

  3. It's always lemon, so why not grapefruit? Love the innovation. Cool guest you will have!

  4. great idea, never know grapefruit can friend with Salmon, ok, must try next time.

  5. great idea, never know grapefruit can friend with Salmon, ok, must try next time.

  6. Wow, your blog looks so vibrant with the new layout! So refreshing and salmon with grapefruit ...mmmm yes, why not?

  7. We made an awesome salad dressing with grapefruit juice. It worked better than we thought. Salmon is a great way to use it.

  8. Günaydın, ellerinize sağlık. Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


  9. I think it would go pretty well as fish generally goes well with sour citrus tastes like lemons and limes so as you say why not grapefruit :)

  10. Hi Rebecca,

    Wow..grape juice and salmon...what a combo!!



  11. sounds like a great dish,looks very tasty

  12. You know I love salmon. This looks like a great recipe with the grapefruit marinade.

    I sure wish I could hear your radio show on preventing diabetes. It sounds very informative.

  13. Mmm grapefruit and I are BFF. I obviously need to try this!

  14. It has never occurred to me to pair salmon and grapefruit, but I love love love both foods, so why not?? Well done!

  15. What a unique pairing! It does sound delicious! Very cool on the radio show guest. When is your show? I'll try and stop by for a listen. :)

  16. I eat half a grapefruit every morning, Rebecca. What a marvelous recipe. I wonder how using grapefruit juice instead of lemon would work with my ceviche recipe?

  17. Love it, try poaching it in apple cider during the coming fall months, its yummy served with an apple rice salad and herbs!

    I will be listening!

  18. Wonderful idea! Did it decrease the fishy taste as well as lemon typically does? ~Kati

  19. That's so exciting about the opera singer on your show! I won't be home in time to listen to it, but good luck!!

  20. Awesome,
    I often use grapefruit here in the sunshine state. Can't wait to hear the blog talk radio. Way to go Rebecca!

  21. This is very cool! I got just enough grapefruit juice left to try this out - thanks for sharing!

  22. I wouldn't have ever thought to pair salmon and grapefruit, but I'm sure it's wonderful...you're right - if lemon works, why not grapefruit? Love the other flavors...it sounds great!

  23. Zoe its so good
    Jhonny its nice try it
    Belinda: thanks, he was lovely
    Sonia hope u like it
    Cheah thanks so much
    The Duo dishes I must try a salad dressing its a great fruit
    Fuat thanks and thanks for stopping by
    Peanutts it was great LOL
    Dr Sameena thanks
    Sushma thanks
    Sam no worries its archived
    peachins smiles
    Joanne enjoy
    The Food Hound thanks
    Julie click the radio icon its all archived so you can listen anytime
    Barbara oh I bet it would
    Chef E oh I am going to make that for sure
    Kati i guess I like the fishy taste
    Simply life thanks
    Victoria thanks no worries u can listen later
    Doc thanks your so sweet
    Anna my pleasure enjoy
    Karen thanks and thanks for stopping by

  24. an innovative marinade for salmon...awesome....

  25. I have a new marinade. Thank you! It makes so much sense.

  26. I love cooking with grapefruit juice, add such a fresh flavor...
    The salmon dish looks wonderful :)
    Sorry I missed the show though :(

  27. Super fascinating! I never would have thought of salmon and grapefruit, but why not? No doubt it is a delightful change from the usual. And super cool news regarding your guest on the show!

  28. That sounds delicious! i love salmon together with citrus.

  29. Roshan thanks so much :-0
    Nirmala oh you will love it
    Magic of spice oh I need to use it more and no worries on the show its archived
    Patty thanks so much
    Lauren thanks :-)

  30. That makes sense - citrus is a natural match for seafood!
    Long time girly - hope all is well!!

  31. Trix thanks yep I miss ya on my way over to your blog Rebecca



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