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Olive Oil-Poached Salmon with Chai-Chili Pickled Cherry Salsa for #TripleSBites

Inspired by products from three of our #TripleSBites sponsors -  Intensity AcademyNOT Ketchupand Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices - I decided to make a cherry-kissed dish. Cherries are purported aphrodisiacas; they are said to stimulate pheromone production. Additionally, they provide potassium which is required for sexual hormone production. And there are abundant antioxidants in cherries that help keep your skin youthful and your energy level high.

Olive Oil-Poached Salmon 
with Chai-Chili Pickled Cherry Salsa

Ingredients makes 4 servings
  • 4 salmon filets
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • freshly ground salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • pickled cherry salsa (recipe below)

Chai-Chili Pickled Cherry Salsa

Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Lay your fish in an oven-proof baking dish. Fill pan with enough olive oil to mostly cover the filets. Drizzle the fish with balsamic. Cover with foil. Place in the oven for 25 minutes. Check for doneness. If the fish needs more time, return the dish to the oven. The fish is cooked when it is firm to the touch.

While the fish is in the oven, make the salsa. Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Let the flavor meld for, at least, 10 minutes.

To serve, place the fish on top of grains - I used lentils in this case - and top with salsa.

Thanks, Intensity Academy, NOT Ketchup, and Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices* - just three of the #TripleSBites sponsors - for ingredients used in this recipe.

*Full Disclosure: I received a bottle of Chai Sweet Chili Sauce from Intensity Academy and an assortment of lightly dried herbs from Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices for participating in #TripleSBites. While NOT Ketchup is an event sponsor, I purchased this bottle of product separately. Feel free to use whatever sweet-hot sauce, ketchup, and herbs you have on-hand. I received no additional compensation for this post; all comments are 100% accurate and 100% my own.

Here's what everyone else brought to the table today...

We had some very generous event sponsors for this event.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks. It WAS wonderful. I actually made it twice in one week.

  2. Salmon is all the rage this week! Even though I don't normally like salmon, recipes like this one have me actually wanting to cook it more often.

  3. That looks WONDERFUL! I love the oil-poaching method - so smart; I will definitely have to give that a try someday. This looks so flavorful!


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