Tonight's Dinner: Salmon Cassis

Apr 13, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Crème de cassis may sound like the perfect after dinner drink, but add it to some soy sauce and it turns salmon into a delightfully tasty dinner.

Some of my favorite recipes have been family recipes. You know, the ones that have been passed around to family members for years. Some of my best desserts and dinners come from these recipes.

Well, the other day I went to see my great aunt. We visit her every chance we get, always have a good time, and always eat amazingly well. That's because some of those family recipes I love so much are hers. At our last visit, she mentioned she makes this delicious salmonand that was all I needed to hear. I know if she makes it, even if it isn't her recipe, it's going to be delicious and I was right. It's light and sweet and goes perfectly with peas or a nice salad.

Salmon Cassis


  • 4, 6 to 8-ounce salmon fillets
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup crème de cassis or Chambord
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce and crème de cassis; place salmon in a 3-quart baking dish, season with pepper and pour soy sauce mixture over fish; marinate in refriegerator for at least 1 hour.
  3. Drain marinade into a medium sauce pan and heat over low until warm; set aside.
  4. Add white wine to baking dish and bake fish 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle; drizzle warm marinade over salmon and serve.

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