Fig And Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets

Fig and Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m always on the hunt for a new and exciting approach to cooking salmon. And this dish is so darn flavorful and pairs one of my favorite proteins with FIGS! I’m a colossal fig lover, naturally, since I live in California where most of the nation’s fresh figs are grown. Their subtly sweet creamy and seedy texture make them great for both sweet and savory dishes. And the combination of sticky figs and orange is a winner in this recipe. A great sauce that adds the perfect amount of tangy and sweetness to the salmon. Are any of you fig lovers? Share in the comments below. Have a great week!

Ingredients:

12-16 ounce salmon fillet, cut into four pieces.
Coarse salt and black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Orange Fig Sauce:

1 cup California figs, stems removed and halved.
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Cut stems from figs and cut into quarters. Place figs, orange juice, balsamic, and mint in a small pot. Bring to a boil and allow the sauce to reduce about 15-20 minutes. Once your figs have reduced and softened remove from heat.

In a blender add in hot fig mixture along with honey, dijon, and salt. Blend at low speed until well combined. It will be thick! But will melt wonderfully over the hot fish.

Drizzle your salmon with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place salmon, skin side down on a lined baking sheet. Bake until cooked through and flaky, about 12 to 15 minutes. Brush sauce liberally over salmon and serve with steamed rice.

Let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Xo Ayesha

Christmas Morning Fig Jam Sticky Buns

Move over cinnamon buns this Christmas morning I’m serving up my delicious Fig jam sticky buns! Super quick and easy to make. The perfect make-ahead breakfast to serve to your loved ones this holiday. Served up with my equally simple mini frittatas and your meal is complete! This has been an incredible year, and I appreciate each and every one of you. I hope that you enjoy these recipes and that you and your family have the most incredible holiday!

Merry Christmas

Xo Ayesha

Fig Jam Sticky Buns

One loaf frozen bread dough, unthawed.

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 cup brown sugar plus two tablespoons.

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup fig jam (Look for good quality jam)

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped.

Egg wash:

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoon milk

Allow bread to thaw the night before. Bring it to room temp before using.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease a square cake pan with butter or cooking spray. Sprinkle two tablespoons of brown sugar along the bottom of the pan.

Roll bread dough into a large rectangle and brush with melted butter.

Mix fig jam, walnuts, cinnamon, and honey in a bowl; spread evenly over dough leaving 1/2 inch clear. Roll dough lengthwise into a log. Moisten edge with egg wash and seal the edge. Cut into 8-10 slices and arrange in pan.

Bake in preheated oven until golden brown about 25-30 minutes.

Meanwhile mix confectioners’ sugar, brown sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle over sticky buns and serve warm!

Mini Fritattas

Ten large eggs
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons grated parmesan

salt and pepper to taste
1 cup thinly sliced ham, chopped
1 cup cooked crumbled bacon
1 cup cooked crumbled breakfast sausage
1 cup finely grated cheese (your choice)
1 cup cooked asparagus tips
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup chopped spinach
Fresh chopped parsley
Fresh chopped basil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk cream, milk, parmesan, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and set aside. Place crumbled bacon, sausage, sliced ham, cheese, herbs, and vegetables in small containers. Spray mini muffin tins with non-stick spray and place on the counter.

Pour your egg mixture into prepared muffin tin. And let your family place their favorite toppings.

Bake in the oven until mixture is set and lightly browned. About 8 to 10 minutes.

Once lightly cooled pop out of your muffin tins and serve alongside your sticky buns.

Enjoy!