Sweet and Sour Salmon

Author Notes: This is my mother's recipe and one I have enjoyed for years. We never tire of it! Make sure not to overcook the fish; uncover it immediately to stop the cooking.
Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

Serves: 4


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
In This Recipe


  1. Heat a large shallow pot over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and onion, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and the sugar is caramelizing.
  2. Add the salmon to the pan, skin side down. Add the bay leaves, raisins, and lemon juice. Then add enough water to come about halfway up the sides of the fillets.
  3. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for exactly 17 minutes. Do not overcook.
  4. Uncover the pot and let the fish cool completely before transferring it to a glass or other non-reactive container. Refrigerate for at least five hours, or up to a few days. (Or, freeze for up to a few weeks.)

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Reviews (3) Questions (0)

3 Reviews

Rachel-Ann D. June 23, 2013
Thanks for this recipe, the end result was amazing?
salmoncandy November 21, 2011
This is a wonderful, tasty recipe! I loved the simplicity, and ease of making this. Thank you for sharing.
Sagegreen January 4, 2011
Interesting! I've done cherries and rhubarb but never raisins! I like it.