Grilled Blueberry BBQ Salmon

That darn Jessica did it again! I’m sharing ANOTHER one of her recipes this week (if you missed the French Bread pizzas then you should check those out now!) because it is just too good NOT to!!! Check this out: Grilled Blueberry BBQ Salmon.

This is the photo that captured my attention on Jessica's website.

Photo from Jessica at How Sweet It Is.

Who would have ever thought to add blueberries to a BBQ sauce? Not me, that’s for sure! This BBQ sauce was a huge hit with Brandon and I, so I know you’ll love it too! It’s chock FULL of all the familiar BBQ flavors, but the addition of the blueberries adds a little twist of sweet. If you’re not a salmon fan, I’m sure you could try this sauce on other meats like chicken or pork. What I loved most about this recipe is the nutritional profile; healthy fats, low in calories, high in protein, and lots of nutrients like selenium and magnesium!

 Enough talk…here’s the recipe! (Oh and if you haven’t yet become a daily stalker of the blog How Sweet It Is…I suggest you do so NOW!)

Grilled Blueberry BBQ Salmon

from Jessica at How Sweet It Is

Serves 2-3

  • ~10 oz Wild Alaskan salmon filet
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

for the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries ( I used frozen)
  • 2 heaping tablespoons organic ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard (optional. I left it out)
  • 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce (I used Annie’s Natural’s Organic Brand)

“Heat a small saucepan over low heat and add blueberries. Heat until the begin to bubble and burst, about 10 minutes, then mash with a fork. Add in ketchup, both vinegars, brown sugar, onion and garlic powder, ground mustard and worcestershire sauce. Whisk well to combine and break up blueberries and turn the heat up to medium. Heat until mixture bubbles, stirring every few minutes, then turn heat back down to low. Cook for 20 minutes, whisking every few minutes. Sauce will be slightly clumpy and thicker than regular BBQ sauce.” per Jessica

I used a Foreman for grilling. Heat to its’ highest setting, season the salmon, and add the salmon filet to the grill. Cook 5 minutes and then brush a little BBQ sauce on the salmon. Allow to cook ~5 more minutes or until flaky and opaque. Once the salmon is cooked to perfection, spread the remaining BBQ sauce over the top. (My photos were pathetic; otherwise I would have shared my own!).

Nutritional Profile (per 3 servings): 269 calories, 9.2 g fat (1.4 g sat.), 80 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 764 mg potassium, 18 g carbohydrate, 15 g sugars, 29 g protein, 0.8 g fiber

Photos from Jessica at How Sweet It Is.

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