Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Salmon with Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar Sauce- 101 Ways to Cook Fish #8

There is absolutely nothing I love better than a meal fresh caught from the icy waters of the Bering Sea. The other day DH came home with these 2 large silver salmon. They were massive and after filleting them, I vacuumed sealed them into 8 meals for us....and kept one out to cook right then of course LOL.
 I decided to serve it with a blueberry balsamic vinegar sauce along with sauteed spinach and quinoa.

It turned out SPECTACULAR!

I started it on the stove in a cast iron skillet, and then transferred it to the oven to finish.
 Here is the final product!  It was to delicious for words!
So....now for the recipe-

Salmon with Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar Sauce

1 medium thick salmon fillet, skin on
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves minced garlic

Blueberry Sauce

1 Tbsp cornstarch
juice from half a lemon
5 oz. frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp brown sugar 
a sprinkling of dried thyme
black pepper to taste
2 Tbsp butter
1. In small bowl, mix butter and garlic.
2. Pat salmon dry with cloth or paper towel, then rub with butter and garlic mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
3. In small glass or bowl, mix lemon juice and cornstarch until combined. Pour into small sauce pan along with remaining sauce ingredients (save for the butter, this will go in just before serving).
4. Bring sauce to a simmer and continue to cook on low for 20-30 minutes, which will reduce the sauce by approximately half the volume.
5. Preheat oven to 400°F. Meanwhile, in an cast iron skillet, heat a small amount of butter on med/high. When temperature is high enough, lay salmon, skin side down in pan. Fry for 2-4 minutes depending on the thickness of the meat (mine was really thick and needed longer) or until the flesh just begins to turn from pink  to a white-ish colour. Remove pan from heat and place in oven. Continue to cook in oven for another 10-20 minutes or until just cooked.
6. Stir butter into blueberry sauce to finish and pour over salmon fillets just before serving.

2 comments:

My Boys' Teacher said...

This sounds REALLY GOOD! Pinned it!

mentalutopia said...

That sounds REALLY yummy!