Moroccan Salmon with Cinnamon and Figs – cooking with kids!

Last night I was trying to find a way to cook salmon that was interesting. I made this recipe up and it was really yummy. Give it a try and let me know how it went for you and your family.

Moroccan Salmon with Cinnamon and Figs


  • 2 lbs of salmon ( for four people with leftovers) – we use only wild salmon – it is more expensive but tastes better to us – and a large single piece of salmon is better for this recipe than salmon steaks ( below there are both)Salmon raw
  • 2 large red onions sliced or chopped
  • 2 cups of chopped dried figs
  • 4 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey (we use our own from our bees)
  • 1 Tbsp of butter
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
  • Zest of one lemon and juice of half of it
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 3 Tbsp of the oil and mix in the butter until melted then add the honey and mix well on medium heat.CLoseup of olive oil
  2. Add the onions and sauté at medium heat until translucent.
  3. Add the cinnamon and ground ginger
  4. Add the figs and sauté until soft.
  5. In the meantime add salt and pepper to taste a whole piece of raw salmon.
  6. In a casserole or tagine, place a layer of onion mixture, then the salmon then more onion mixture and dot with zest of lemon.Freshlemonsonwickertray
  7. Sprinkle the lemon juice along with another tablespoon of olive oil over the mixture and place into an oven heated to $350 for 30 minutes. For an addition 5-7 minutes, put the oven on broil and brown the top of the salmon watching it carefully.
  8. Serve with Fried or Steamed Rice and fresh cherry tomatoes. Squeeze a little of fresh lemon juice over before serving – to taste. I think it makes everything taste better!


About Grandma

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