Grilled Salmon With Quick Blueberry Pan Sauce

“DH and I made this recipe the other night from Bon Appetit and absolutely loved it. DH was very skeptical and complained mighty heartily at the beginning about serving his salmon with a blueberry sauce. However, once the sauce was made and thickened up, you really would not have known that it was made from blueberries. We both agreed it was delicious.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 Tb oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, 1/4 tsp coarse salt, 1/4 tsp thyme, and 1/8 tsp allspice. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add blueberries, 1/4 cup water, and vinegar. Stir to blend.
  4. Mash berries with a potato masher or back of fork and cook until sauce thickens, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Remove from heat. (*Sauce can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm before using.).
  6. Brush grill rack with oil. Prepare BBQ (medium-high heat).
  7. Brush salmon on both sides with oil;sprinkle with coarse salt, thyme, allspice, and black pepper.
  8. Grill salmon until just opaque in center, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to plates.
  9. Stir 2 Tb sliced mint into warm blueberry sauce. Spoon sauce over salmon and sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb mint. Serve immediately.

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