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Salmon topped with blackberry sauce on a white plate.

Blackberry Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: American


This easy salmon recipe is ready in no time – perfect seafood recipe for busy weeknights!


  • 4 5oz. salmon portions
  • 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberry jam
  • 2/3 cup hearty red wine (I used a cabernet sauvignon)
  • fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. When oil is hot, add garlic, salt, and pepper and sauté until garlic is fragrant and cooked through, about 1 minute (careful not to burn it!)
  2. Add fresh blackberries and blackberry jam to skillet and whisk until jam has broken down and formed a smooth sauce.
  3. Whisk in red wine and bring to a simmer. Let the sauce cook for 3-4 minutes until it has thickened slightly.
  4. Place salmon portions into the saucepan and spoon a few spoonfuls of sauce over the top of the fish. Continue cooking, spooning additional sauce over the fish every minute or so, until fish is flaky and cooked through (9-11 minutes, depending on how done you like your fish). The sauce should thicken considerably by this point, reducing to a nice glaze that you can spoon or brush over the fish just before serving.
  5. Remove fish from pan and top with a spoonful of the glaze (or brush it on with a pastry or silicone brush) and a few berries from the saucepan. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top (optional) and serve immediately.


Serving suggestion: pair with a mixed greens salad and blackberry vinaigrette! If you’ve got extra glaze, whisk in a dash of red wine vinegar and use it as a warm dressing on a spinach salad with a bit of goat cheese. Yummmmm.

Adapted from

Keywords: seafood