Blackberry-Glazed Salmon

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Blackberry-Glazed Salmon
Blackberry-Glazed Salmon
Heather Connell

Blackberry-Glazed Salmon

This dish is wonderful during the late spring and summer months when blackberries are at their ripest and can be found at your local market in abundance. I like to serve this dish with steamed asparagus or over a nice spinach salad.

This recipe is from the 'Powerful Paleo Superfoods' cookbook.  Click here for more information on the cookbook.

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2
Servings
454
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ Teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 wild-caught salmon fillets, 6 to 8 ounces each

For the Glaze

  • ½ Cup fresh blackberries, plus additional for garnish, if desired
  • ¼ Cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ Teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced

Directions

For the Salmon

In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, rosemary, garlic, sea salt, and pepper and mix together. Rub the lemon-herb mixture on the salmon fillets. Place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least three hours or overnight.

Remove the salmon from the refrigerator and scrape the lemon-herb mixture off. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add the salmon fillets flesh side down, and cook until a nice golden crust forms, about four to five minutes. Flip the fillets and continue cooking until the skin becomes nice and crispy, about three to four minutes.

For the Glaze

While the fish is cooking, mash the blackberries in a small bowl with the back of a spoon. Combine the blackberry mash, vinegar, and rosemary in a small frying pan. Place it over medium heat and stir occasionally. Allow the liquid to reduce by about half, about three to five minutes. It will thicken and become syrupy. Stir in a few additional whole blackberries, if desired.

Spoon the glaze over the top of the salmon and serve.

Blackberry Shopping Tip

Sharon Tyler Herbst of The Food Lover's Companion says to “look for plump, deep-colored berries sans hull.”

Blackberry Cooking Tip

Blackberries are best kept in a single layer in the refrigerator and should be used within 1-2 days of purchase.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
41%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
109mg
36%
Protein
41g
82%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B6
1mg
65%
Vitamin C
24mg
40%
Vitamin E
7mg
35%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
41mg
4%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
56µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
56µg
14%
Iron
1mg
7%
Magnesium
62mg
15%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
17mg
86%
Phosphorus
490mg
70%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
813mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.7%
Sodium
361mg
15%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28.4%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.3%

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