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For this week’s Chopped Dinner Challenge, the chefs of Food Network Kitchen chose to feature the basket ingredient grapefruit. The goal of this challenge was to use the sweet-sour taste of the citrus fruit to its full advantage by pairing it with hearty salmon. Not only is grapefruit in season during winter, but it’s a great way to enjoy a bit of brightness during the dreary season — and it’s packed with vitamin C to fight off colds and flus. This Grapefruit-Honey Salmon is easy to put together, with only seven ingredients, and takes just 25 minutes in total. It’s a recipe your family is sure to appreciate for its sweetness and savoriness.
To start this recipe you’ll need two ruby red grapefruits, one juiced and the other peeled and cut into segments. Boil the juice with honey and a little salt and pepper until it’s reduced to a syrupy consistency. Then toss the segments that you’ve cut with the chopped shallot, oil and parsley, and season with salt and pepper.
To prepare the salmon, bring a large skillet filled with liberally salted water to a simmer. Add the salmon and remove the skillet from the heat, letting the fish cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. Pat the fish dry and transfer to plates. Drizzle each fillet with the sauce, top with the salad and serve.
Get the Recipe: Grapefruit and Honey Salmon
The Chopped Dinner Challenge is a series of recipes showing you how easy it is to cook like a winning Chopped competitor. Every week, FN Dish will showcase a recipe created by Food Network Kitchen that uses at least one of the Chopped basket ingredients, plus basic grocery goods and simple staples. Consider it your very own Chopped challenge. Just take this frequent tip from the judges: Don’t forget to season!