Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Grilled Salmon with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

If you read my blog with any regularity, you will know I am a huge fan of savory and sweet. This salmon recipe from allrecipes.com caught my eye and I knew I'd have to try it. This uses the grill and the weather is just getting to be perfect for the rest of the country to start cooking outside. So preheat the grill and lets go!


* 1/4 cup chicken stock
* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
* 2 tablespoons orange juice
* 1/2 teaspoon honey
* 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
* 2 tablespoons chicken stock
* 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
* 2 (6 ounce) salmon steaks
* 1 tablespoon olive oil

1. Pour 1/2 cup chicken stock, vinegar, orange juice, and honey into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup of chicken stock, and stir into the simmering sauce. Cook and stir until the sauce thickens and turns clear, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the blueberries and chives, and keep warm over low heat.
2. Preheat grill to medium high-heat.
3. Brush salmon with oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Grill until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve with blueberry sauce.

Ingredients assemble! You need some OJ, balsamic vinegar, honey, cornstarch, blueberries, chicken broth, chives, olive oil and the salmon.

Combine 1/2 cup chicken stock, vinegar, orange juice, and honey in a saucepan. Get it boiling then reduce the heat.

Combine the cornstarch with the remaining chicken stock. Feel free to admire my adorable little measuring glass.

Stir the mixture into the bubbling sauce. Let that cook for 1-2 minutes.

Stir in the blueberries and chives and keep it warm over low heat.

Get the salmon nice and covered with olive oil and salt and pepper. Get it on the grill and cook about 4 minutes per side or until done to your liking.

Give the sauce one final stir before you bring in the salmon and you are ready to eat!

I served this with a simple salad and it was delicious. The sauce was drinkable and I would not hesitate to make it again and put it on chicken or even pork. This is perfect for a spring or summer afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. (prefacing this is the first time in history I have commented on any blog, and need to start)...

    I really like this. It's blogs like this that really got me turned onto Twitter, etc. in the first place. Thank you for inspiring me to do more!