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#EnduranceWeek: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s favorite meal

 

CONCORD, N.C. - Deb Haase has a plethora of recipes from which she draws when she cooks for Hendrick Motorsports drivers and executives. Here is one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.‘s favorites:

Salmon with orange rum sauce
You’ll need:
•2 pounds. boneless skinless salmon filets
•Extra virgin olive oil
•Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
•1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
•1 tablespoon minced garlic
•½ cup any orange marmalade
•¼ cup Asian sweet chili sauce
•¼ cup rum (light or dark)
•1 cup drained mandarin oranges

Salmon:
Coat both sides of the salmon filets with extra virgin olive oil. Season both sides with the jerk seasoning. Cook filets on a grill pan over medium high heat, turning once. (About three minutes per side).

Orange Rum Sauce:
In a sauce pan, sauté the garlic in one tablespoon. Extra virgin olive oil over medium heat for two-to-three minutes. Stir often, do not allow to brown. Add the marmalade, sweet chili sauce and rum. Stir over medium high heat until the marmalade has melted and a syrup has formed. Gently stir in the mandarin oranges right before serving. Serve the cooked salmon with the sauce spooned over the filets.

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