Salmon a la Ranier


4 8oz. each) Alaska salmon fillets, thawed if necessary
1 can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
1 tsp. Asian sesame oil
vegetable oil, as needed


Place salmon in a large, non-reactive pan or dish. Combine remaining ingredients except vegetable oil. Pour marinade over salmon, turning to coat both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator, 1 hour.

To cook, remove salmon from marinade, reserving marinade. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. Heat small amount of oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook salmon, working in batches if necessary, for 10 minutes per inch of thickness, measured at thickest part, or until salmon juice flakes when tested with a fork.

Remove salmon from pan and keep warm. Discard oil from pan. Add reserved marinade. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened, 8-10 minutes. Serve salmon fillets with approximately 1/4 cup sauce per serving.

Makes 6 servings.