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POM-Broiled Salmon With Garlic-Smashed Potatoes

POM-Broiled Salmon With Garlic-Smashed Potatoes

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Preheat broiler. Prepare garnish. Prepare fresh pomegranate arils, if necessary.* Reserve cup of the arils from fruit and set aside. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.) Prepare fresh pomegranate juice, if necessary.** Wash potatoes and cut into 2-inch cubes (it is not necessary to peel the potatoes). Boil potatoes in a large pot of water, about 30 minutes. During the last 10 minutes that the potatoes are cooking, place salmon filets on a greased broiler pan. Brush each filet with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Mix one tablespoon of pomegranate juice with mustard and cracked black pepper.

Spread the pomegranate-mustard mixture on each filet. Mix together parsley, dill and lemon zest to make gremolada. Set aside. Broil filets 4 to 5 minutes per side or until flaky when tested with a sharp knife. Set filets aside; keep warm. Drain potatoes when soft enough to be pierced with a fork; add crushed garlic. Smash with a potato masher or a fork; potatoes should be lumpy. Stir hot milk or cream into potatoes until of desired consistency. Stir in butter, salt and pepper. Plate the potatoes and top with salmon. Divide gremolada mixture and spread on each filet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of arils on each filet. Serve this pomegranate recipe.

*To prepare fresh arils, score 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break open the pomegranate under water to free the arils (seed sacs). The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the arils in a separate bowl.

**To prepare fresh pomegranate juice, cut 2–3 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates in half and juice them with a citrus reamer or juicer. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth-lined strainer or sieve. Set the juice aside.


  • Juice from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate, or 1 tablespoon POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 4 6-oz. salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1-2 lbs. red potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • cup hot milk or cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • cup arils from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate or Pom Pomegranate Arils

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