Blueberry Salmon Fillets

January 6, 2014

Author Notes: This dish is not only delicious but extremely nutritious! Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamins C, E, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. An overall superfood! Combined here with Salmon that is high in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, B and D as well as the minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus and selenium.Susan E. Levy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cups shallots, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 15 leaves of basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons water
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place salmon on nonstick baking sheet and place in oven; check at 7 minutes. Salmon is done when just firm to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and sauté until soft; about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add blueberries, vinegar, basil and honey. Warm through, stirring occasionally, then add water. Simmer for a few more minutes until berries are soft and basil aromatic.
  4. Transfer to blender or food processor and blend. Spoon over salmon fillets.
  5. Per serving: 303 calories, 24g protein, 17g carbohydrates, 15g fat (4g sat, 11g mono/poly), 57mg cholesterol, 1g fiber, 60mg sodium
  6. Seasoned Cook - Experiment with other fruits such as strawberries or pineapple. Save extra sauce for tomorrow’s lunch wrap.

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