POM-Broiled Salmon with Garlic-Smashed Potatoes

by POM Wonderful

Total Prep Time

45 - 60 mins



Degree of Difficulty


Nutritional Overview

Nutrients Per Serving (1 filet, cup potatoes): 560 calories, 43g protein, 30g carbohydrate, 29g total fat (8g saturated), 140mg cholesterol, 891mg sodium, 3mg dietary fiber, 164mcg vitamin A RE, 27mg vitamin C


Juice from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates*, 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 fresh pomegranate arils


Preheat broiler. Prepare garnish Score 1 fresh 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. Reserve cup of the arils from fruit and set aside. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.) Prepare fresh pomegranate juice.* 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.