I like to try recipes with fresh ingredients. This one sounded intriguing and tasted good as well. The ingredient list is pretty small and the only thing that took some time is reducing the blueberries to a nice glaze.
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
5-6 springs of thyme
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar - I had just received some tangerine balsamic vinegar, which I thought added a nice additional flavor
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
4 5 ounce salmon filets
ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350.
In a small pot, cook blueberries, thyme springs, sugar, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and 1/4 tsp salt. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally until the sauce reduces and thickens.
While this is cooking, like a baking sheet with foil. Dry the salmon filets with paper towels and then place on the baking sheet. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Place the salmon skin side down.
When the sauce is thicken evenly place on all 4 salmon filets.
Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the salmon while you switch the oven over to broiling. Ensure you move the rake up close to the top of the over. Broil for 5 minutes, then test the salmon for being done. If they are not, continue to broil at 1-2 minute intervals.
|Cooking the sauce|
|Salmon filets ready to be glazed|
|Broiling the salmon|