Here’s a little Hebrew trivia for you. Did you know that salmon, the deliciously healthy fish many of us love to eat is named after King Solomon of both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament? The Hebrew spelling of “King Solomon” is actually שַׂלְמוֹן Śalmōn or Śalmāh in the Hebrew:שַׂלְמָה or Śalmāh in the Greek: σαλμων
Are you as big a fan of salmon as I am? I fell in love with this recipe the first time I tried it at my friend Vivi’s house. Her and her husband, Eli, moved to the Unites States over 20 years ago from Israel, where she attended the University of Minnesota and he established a Jewelry store called Apple Valley Diamonds. As fate would have it, our we became neighbors and soon after friends, connected by our love for culture, food and each other.
Vivi and I have spent many hours in each others kitchens learning to make the others recipes. Some were traditional dishes from generations past while others were new inspirations. All were made over a cup of Israeli coffee and plenty of laughter.
Though this salmon recipe isn’t a traditional Israeli dish, it tops my list of favorites because of it’s versatility. The combination of citrus orange and salty Tamari mixed with a lightly sweet brown sugar sauce that marinates over the salmon filet before baking is an unexpected delight. Serve it over a bed of lettuce, rice, mashed potatoes, or sautéed vegetables and use the extra marinade as a dressing or gravy. It quick and easy to make and would be an excellent entree to serve at your next dinner gathering or for a family meal. Don’t forget to impress your table guests with a little Hebrew Trivia and tell them they are eating a meal fit for a king!
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