breaded, pan fried salmon with a red wine cherry sauce that can be made from fresh or frozen cherries
For the Red Wine Cherry Sauce
Preheat oven to 350°
Season the salmon steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. Press into the panko bread crumbs until covered. Set aside while you make the sauce.
Add the cherries, red wine, soy sauce and 5 spice powder to a small sauce pan. Heat until it starts to boil and then let simmer until the liquid reduces by about a third. Add the lemon juice, taste and adjust to taste with salt and pepper.
Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat. Add the canola oil. Add the salmon steaks and cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side until the panko is nicely browned. Pop into the hot oven for about 5 – 7 minutes until the fish is just cooked through. Remove pan from oven REMEMBERING THAT IT IS VERY HOT.
Warm the set aside sauce, adding the 1 tsp of butter for richness and sheen if desired.
Serve the sauce over the salmon with the rice and a side salad.
If you have a household divided in their love for salmon as ours is, you can substitute chicken or pork for the second salmon fillet and proceed the same.
Keywords: salmon, cherries, pan fried salmon