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Door County Coffee: Salmon Tropicale

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground Door County Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shredded coconut
  • 4 (4 - 5 ounces each) salmon fillets with skin
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 tablespoons strong brewed Door County Jamaican Me Crazy Coffee
  • 1/2 cup mango jam
  • 2 tablespoons mango rum

Garnish: chopped macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, and fresh thyme.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

On a small plate, mix together the thyme, ground coffee, macadamia nuts and coconut.

One piece at a time, firmly press the salmon, flesh side down, into the coffee mixture, fully coating the flesh with the coating.

In a large, oven-safe skillet (cast iron works great), heat oil over medium-high heat.

Place the salmon, coffee coated side down, into the skillet and cook until coating is set, approximately 1 - 2 minutes.

Turn the salmon pieces over. Place the skillet into the preheated oven. Cook salmon until cooked through, approximately 10 - 12 minutes.

While salmon cooks, prepare the sauce: Place the brewed coffee, jam and rum into a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium and cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, approximately 3 - 4 minutes.

To serve, place the salmon onto serving plates, coffee coated side up; spoon the sauce around the salmon, garnish with macadamia nuts, coconut, and thyme.

Serves 4

This tasty recipe was brought to you - courtesy of Door County Coffee & Tea.