Sunday, December 9, 2012

Easy Salmon Broiled Sweet Savory with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Healthy Family Friendly Recipe

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Broiled Sweet & Savory Salmon with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe below

Go ahead. Take a look inside our liquor cabinet. While you're at it, stick your head in our pantry too. One of the first things you'll probably notice is that our shelves in both places are heavily populated by Torani Syrups. Pomegranate, Green Apple, Macadamian Nut, Coffee, Cherry to name just a few. Then for the diet-conscious we have a variety of sugar-free varieties: Lime, Watermelon, Coconut and many others.

Tip of the iceberg of my family's personal Torani Syrup stash
I guess you could say that all six in our family are huge fans of the Torani brand. For sure we love these a lot and use them quite often for our intimate family meals and also for the frequent entertaining we do with friends and extended family. Hubbie and my four kids like them mixed with club soda to make exotic soft drinks that you'd never be able to find in a can or bottle. On the other hand, I enjoy them in my morning coffee and in the occasional margarita, dacquiri or alcoholic slushie to unwind at the end of a busy day of mom blogging, driving carpool and a seemingly endless list of other tasks I perform daily.

What does all that have to do with a truly unique sweet and savory broiled salmon recipe that you can make at home? Keep reading and you'll soon find out.

When SheSpeaks asked me if I was interested in working on a project to taste and create recipes with some of the new holiday Torani Syrups, it was a no brainer and I said yes right away. What's not to love about getting to write a post about a brand that's already well-ingrained in your family's lifestyle?

I've loved these ever since I was a kid actually. That's because these coffee house inspired Torani Syrups were born in San Francisco in 1925 -- way before even my parents were born. Today they are certified OK kosher and come in a huge wide variety of flavors for every taste -- in fact, more than 100 choices in both regular and sugar free formulations. Keep in mind, though, that some of the company's syrups are kosher dairy such as Torani Pumpkin Pie, Torani Hazelnut and some others so check the bottle carefully before using if you keep kosher like my family does. 
There are a generous amount of Torani drink recipes on the brand's site to mix up some wonderful Italian sodas, cocktails, coffee drinks and flavored lemonades and iced teas. But in true Mommy Blog Expert fashion, I thought outside the box and came up with this original recipe that incorporates Torani's special syrups for the holiday season -- not in another drink -- but to concoct a healthy broiled fresh fish dish that young and old will appreciate year round. 

This can be prepared with a variety of fresh and ocean fish that broil or grill well, so keep an open mind when you go shopping and buy what's available locally at the best price you can find. I couldn't resist making this with fresh salmon fillets for my own family because it was on sale at my neighborhood market for the unheard of price of just $4.99 a pound. Like most of this blog's recipes, this one is family friendly and even finicky kids will like it. So you'll probably want to make extra, because all or most of those you serve this to will likely want seconds -- I know that my own kids gobbled this up. It also refrigerates well and makes a delicious lunch or salad the next day.

Broiled Sweet & Savory Salmon
with Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

3 pounds of salmon fillet or other broil-friendly fresh fish of your choice

4 T. of Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
1/4 c. roasted pumpkin seeds shelled
1/2 t. dry or 2 T. fresh chopped dill weed
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. coarse fresh-ground black pepper
Fresh baby dill and lemons for garnish

1. Preheat broiler so your oven is at maximum temperature when you pop this in.

2. Rinse fish under cold water & dry gently with paper towels.
3. Place fish skin side down on a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with foil.
4. Drizzle the Torani Syrup, a tablespoon at a time, over the fish. 
5. Season with dill, salt and pepper, adding more or less to taste.
6. Broil for about 15-20 minutes until nicely browned.
7. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, sprinkle fish with the pumpkin seeds.
8. Garnish with baby dill and sliced lemons, arranging on a serving platter or individual dinner plates.
9. Scrumptious either hot, served with a vegetable and rice, or cold for lunch or dinner.
9. Leftovers (in the remote event that there are any) will keep well in the refrigerator for several days.

What will I be dreaming up next with the random ingredients pictured below, including Torani Hazelnut Syrup? Stay tuned for another original treat during my series of 8 New Potato Latke recipes when I'll be introducing a new way to make potato pancakes to celebrate each of the eight nights of Chanukah.

Special Savings for

MommyBlogExpert readers

Selected Torani products are available in some markets and liquor stores where drinks are sold. But for the best selection visit where you'll find the entire collection. They've got a good deal going for the holidays, too. For a limited time you can save 10% off all Torani Syrups online when you use the special code SHESPEAKS at checkout.
FTC Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible by SheSpeaks and I received products from Torani Syrups to facilitate this review. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

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