Rhubarb is a species of plant that has pinkish stalks that are crisp like celery with a strong, tart taste and is often prepared as though it were a fruit. I decided to turn it into jam and thus became the inspiration to this salmon dish! Feel free to substitute with fresh or canned pineapple.
Lemongrass is a type of grass grown most commonly in Thailand and Vietnam. It has a mild citrus flavor and is used as an herb flavoring in curries. If you can’t find it fresh, try finding it dried, but many supermarkets do have it. Besides of its incredible and unique flavor, lemongrass has a whole list of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antidepressant qualities.
I know this dish seems foreign to you, with ingredients you don’t recognize but I promise you they are flavors you will not want to miss. You can find all the ingredients at a specialty Asian market or most of them in a spice shop. If you can’t find certain ingredients, ask me about substitutes!