Salmon with Pickled Blueberries

December 19, 2018
3 Ratings
Photo by Harley Soltes
  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Cook time 5 minutes
  • Makes 6 filets
Author Notes

Give salmon a unique, sweet and savory topping with the addition of pickled blueberries. Purple onion and creme fraiche round out this easy and delicious recipe. —Bow Hill Blueberries

What You'll Need
  • Topping
  • 9 ounces Bow Hill Organic Heirloom Pickled Blueberries
  • 1 thinly sliced purple onion
  • 1 cup creme fraiche
  • Salmon
  • 6 6 oz salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh black pepper
  1. One hour prior to cooking salmon, pour pickled blueberries and the brine in a small bowl. Add purple onion to marinate.
  2. Paint salmon fillets with oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat grill or broiler. Place fish, skin side down, in foil, and cook until the flesh is caramelized on the outside and just warm on the inside, 3-5 minutes.
  3. To serve, pour 2-3 tablespoons of creme fraiche over each fillet, then sprinkle with pickled onion and top with pickled blueberries. Certain to impress guests!

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5 Reviews

catherine B. February 10, 2019
Made this for the family at Christmas, (a family that includes two teenage boys!) and it was disarmingly easy to prepare! The combination of red onion and the pickled blueberries was really wonderful - next time I think I will try chopping the onions finer and mix them with the creme fraiche...
The combination adds so much to the fish, rather than overpowering it.
Dayna January 9, 2019
Pickled Blueberries sounded really weird to me, but I tried them at the farmers market. They are a little sweet, with warming spices and just enough vinegar. The sweetness is so delicious with salmon. If you like salmon with the apple / onion / soy treatment, I recommend trying this recipe for a refreshing change.
Joy A. January 8, 2019
My first thought was pickled blueberries.
Second thought time to expand your horizons. Boy was I pleased I tried this recipe. The blueberry flavor not only enhances the salmon it elevates it. All I can say is make the leap try this you won’t regret it.
Susan T. January 8, 2019
A new way to make salmon. Yay! Instead of grilling, I pan seared my salmon then just added the pickled blueberries, marinated red onion and creme fraiche. My in-laws loved it!
Michelle P. December 19, 2018
This recipe is incredibly delicious. It pulls together quickly and with ease. The result is a colorful and tasty combination. I've also used Bow Hill Blueberries on cheese boards, in salads, as a cocktail garnish, and with chicken, beef, and pork. YUM!