Apricot Ginger Glaze For Salmon

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Since we love to grill outside and our evenings are still quite mild, I decided to grill a beautiful, thick piece of salmon the other night and I made a sweet and savory apricot ginger glaze using dried apricots.  The dried apricots gave the delicate sauce a lovely sweetness that paired well with the salmon.

I sofented the apricots first in hot water and sliced them into strips.  Then, I cooked the apricots in a little white wine, orange juice, low-sugar apricot preserves and added a touch of tarragon and ginger for a little added zest to the glaze.

The apricot ginger glaze was very flavorful and perfect on the salmon.  For this low-carb dinner, I served the salmon on a bed of sautéed spinach and drizzled the apricot glaze over the top.

Apricot Ginger Glaze For Salmon
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  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons low sugar apricot preserves
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon tarragon
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • salt, to taste
  1. Place the apricots in a bowl and set aside. Boil the water and pour over the apricots. Allow the apricots to soften about 5 minutes. Drain and cool so the apricots are easy to handle.
  2. Slice the apricots into strips and set aside.
  3. Add the oil to a medium saucepan set to medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the orange juice, sliced apricots and the preserves and cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the wine, tarragon and ginger. Bring to a simmer and cook an additional 3 minutes..
  6. Serve over salmon.

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