Salmón con Salsa de Maracuyá (Salmon with Passion Fruit Sauce)

by Erica Dinho on January 20, 2012

Salmon with Passion Fruit Sauce

This Salmon with Passion Fruit Sauce is a fresh, tasty and quick to prepare dish, which makes it a great choice for a weekday meal. The passion fruit sauce made the dish taste fantastic without overwhelming the flavor of the salmon.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 4 (5oz) Salmon fillets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups passion fruit puree
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup honey or to your taste
  • Salt and ground pepper


  1. To cook the salmon:
  2. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  3. Place the salmon fillets in a large baking dish. Drizzle olive oil and season each fillet with cumin, salt and pepper.
  4. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through. Spoon passion fruit sauce over the salmon fillets, sprinkle fresh cilantro and serve.
  5. Place the rest of the passion fruit sauce in a serving bowl and leave on the table with the salmon to be used as a topping, if desired.
  6. To make the passion fruit sauce:
  7. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  9. Add passion fruit puree, stir well, and cook about 15 minutes.
  10. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the lime juice, cilantro, and honey and blend until smooth.
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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa January 20, 2012 at 8:04 PM

What a great sauce! Sure a “turn-on!”


2 nammi January 21, 2012 at 4:57 AM

passionfruit sauce!!! thats an interesting combo, we have loads of passionfruit here, but no salmon. what other kind of fish can i use?


3 Erica January 21, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Nammi- I made it with tilapia and codfish before and it was really good!


4 Joanne January 21, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Salmon really is the only non-vegetarian thing I ever eat and that sauce is making me crave it big time!


5 Malice May 31, 2012 at 3:08 AM

You could try vegetarian salmon. I’ve never had it, but it certainly sounds tasty!


6 Kim January 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Erica- This is such a beautiful sauce, so unique and different. I bet this would be a wonderful dish to serve on Valentine’s day. Gorgeous!


7 Chris January 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Where do you get passion fruit puree? Is it available in the stores or is it something you just make? Just don’t remember ever seeing it.


8 Erica January 22, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Chris- If you find fresh passion fruit you can make it, but I buy frozen puree at the supermarket.


9 Malice May 31, 2012 at 3:11 AM

If your grocery store doesn’t carry it, you can get it online.


10 Jackie January 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM

How do I make the purée from fresh passion fruit?


11 Erica January 24, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Jackie- Place the passion fruit in a blender and add some water. Blend until smooth and strain.


12 Jackie January 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Also what can I serve this wonderful dish with without having an overwhelming combination of tastes?


13 Erica January 24, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Jackie- I served it with plain white rice or mashed potatoes and some steamed vegetables on the side or a green salad.


14 Erica January 27, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Thank you everyone!


15 Silvia February 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Erika, donde encontraste el pure de maracuya? Lo que tengo son los jugos de la fe que viene congelada la pulpa.


16 Erica February 1, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Silvia, Puedes utilizar la pulpa congelada.


17 norma February 17, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I can definitely see that this is a great combo….


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