Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Cabernet Coulis is a regal dish that’s sublime. Exceptional flavor comes from the unique combination of blackberries and Cabernet in an outstanding sauce. Fit for a holiday dinner or family meal.

Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Coulis

Grilled Salmon with Blackberry-Cabernet Coulis
Serve with a Cabernet Sauvignon rich with fruit flavors.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 1 Cup Cabernet Sauvignon (or other dry red wine)
  • 2 1/2 Cups blackberries; rinsed, drained
  • 2 Tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar (to 3)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 6 salmon steaks, 1" thick (6 to 7 ounces each)
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
  1. In a food processor or blender, combine wine and 2 cups berries; whirl until pureed. Rub berry mixture through a fine strainer into a 1 1/2- to 2-quart pan; discard residue. Add shallots, ginger, and 2 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Bring berry mixture to a boil over high heat, and stir often until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in butter and more sugar to taste. (The berry sauce should be nicely balanced between sweet and tart; judge the amount of sugar to add by the sweetness of the fruit.)
  3. Rinse salmon and pat dry. Coil belly strips of fish into center of steaks and secure each portion with a small skewer (such as the kind used for trussing turkeys).
  4. Lay salmon on an oiled grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook fish, turning once, until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 7 to 10 minutes.
  5. Set a salmon steak on each of 6 warm plates (remove skewers if desired). Spoon berry coulis (if cool, stir over high heat until warm, about 1 minute) equally over steaks. Garnish with remaining 1/2 cup whole berries; add salt and pepper to taste.
Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 79 Fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 9 g Sodium: 45 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 5 mg


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