Grilled Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

by Shawnda on August 31, 2011

in Fruit,Lighter & Healthier,Salmon,Seafood

Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

After nearly 5 years of marriage behind us, a single friend recently asked me to recall the hardest part of being newly-married. You know, if I could actually remember what life was like pre-toddler. My response, “It was the salmon,” I grumbled. “Stupid, stupid salmon.”

The Foodie Groom and I had many similar likes and hobbies but we were polar opposites in the kitchen. Trying to plan a weekly menu was torturous. We could agree on a protein. And that was usually it.

Salmon was a big point of contention. It had to be broiled or grilled with olive oil and rosemary. I wasn’t totally excited about the salmon-rosemary combo but it was a night of not eating pasta & meat sauce so I tried to deal :) After many other salmon dishes were shot down, “we” slowly started to open up to new flavors and preparations.

5 years ago, there would have been no way in hell that my husband would have touched a fruit + fish combo. NONE. Today? He’s a big, big fan of Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon. It’s a great way to use up Pomegranate Molasses, which is how the dish originally came about. The sweet & tangy glaze is made of a short list of pantry and fridge staples and it pairs really well with the smokey, grilled salmon.

Grilled Pomegranate-Glazed Salmon

Grilled salmon with a sweet & sour pomegranate sauce.


  • 2 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp worcestershire
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lb of salmon, skin-on, cut into 4 filets


  1. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together and brush half of the glaze onto the salmon filets.
  3. Cook skin-down on the grill for 10-12 minutes, until the center is almost opaque and the fish flakes easily.
  4. Brush the salmon with additional glaze and grill an additional minute.
  5. Remove from heat and serve with remaining glaze.


Yields: 4 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information
Calories: 241.5 | Fat: 9.2g | Fiber 0g | Protein 29.1g | Carbs 8g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6

More fun with salmon:
Grilled Maple-Chili Salmon
Salmon with Basil-Lemon-Garlic Butter
Pineapple-Teriyaki Glazed Salmon (Sunny Side Up)
Salmon with Red Grape Agrodolce (Cara’s Cravings)
Grilled Blueberry BBQ Salmon (Pink Parsley)

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