Baked Salmon on Wild Rice and Asparagus with Raspberry-Honey Sauce

Submitted by Patrick Schwab
Submitted by Patrick Schwab
This version of a Northwest Coastal Indian dish features a wonderful fresh raspberry sauce, which nicely complements the meaty salmon.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups wild rice 3 cups lower-sodium chicken broth 4 (6-oz.) salmon fillets, skin removed 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper* 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided 3 cups sliced asparagus (1 1/2 inches) 1 1/2 cups fresh or thawed frozen raspberries 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional information

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Instructions

1. Heat oven to 475°F. Cook rice according to package directions, substituting 3 cups chicken broth for water. 2. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Heat large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil; heat until hot. Cook salmon top-side down 2 to 3 minutes or until light brown (do not turn); remove salmon. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to skillet; cook asparagus 2 minutes or until bright green. 3. Spread rice in 13x9-inch baking pan; arrange asparagus and salmon over rice. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until salmon just begins to flake. Heat broiler. Broil 1 minute or until salmon is golden brown. 4. Meanwhile, cook raspberries, honey and 2 tablespoons water in medium saucepan over medium-high heat until of sauce consistency. Drizzle over salmon; pass remaining sauce. TIP *To crack whole peppercorns, place in heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Pound with flat side of meat mallet or heavy pan until coarsely crushed.