Salmon with Blueberry Sauce

blueberry salmon

It took me a while to make this recipe. I like salmon, and I like blueberries, but I wasn’t sure how they would pair together. It turns out that they pair pretty well. The addition of balsamic vinegar and thyme, give the blueberry sauce a savory touch. This is now one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon when I’m in the mood for something different. I paired this with some smashed rutabaga, which holds up well against the salmon and blueberries.

Salmon with Blueberry Sauce

adapted from Guilty Kitchen


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 4 tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch //¬†I’ve also made it with flour when I don’t have cornstarch
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 5 oz blueberries
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  1. In small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of the butter and garlic.
  2. Rub salmon with the butter/garlic mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, mix lemon juice and cornstarch until combined.
  4. Combine blueberries, balsamic, chicken broth, thyme, and lemon mixture in a small pot. Set over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Turn heat down to low, and continue cooking for 20-30 minutes until the sauce has reduced by half.
  5. As your sauce is cooking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  6. In an oven proof saute pan, heat a small amount of butter on medium-high. Once it is melted, gently place the salmon into the pan. Fry for a couple of minute or until it just starts to turn pink on the bottom.
  7. Remove pan from heat and place in oven. Cook in oven for 7-8 minutes or until just cooked through.
  8. Stir remaining 2 tbsp of butter into the blueberry sauce to finish it and pour over salmon just before serving.

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