Salmon with Blueberry Pan Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil plus additional for brushing
  • 1/2 cup sliced shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 7-ounce salmon fillets, about 3/4 inch thick

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat and sauté shallots until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, salt, thyme, and cloves. Stir about 30 seconds.
  2. Add blueberries, water, vinegar, and lemon juice. Stir to blend. Mash berries to your desired texture and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens.
  3. Brush salmon on both sides with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Brush grill pan or rack on the BBQ with oil and heat to medium high.
  5. Grill salmon until just opaque in center, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  6. Spoon sauce over salmon. Serve immediately.