One Pot Wonder Blackberry Glazed Salmon and Asparagus

One Pot Wonder Blackberry Glazed Salmon

One Pot Wonder Blackberry Glazed Salmon and Asparagus – After

One pot blackberry glazed salmon and asparagus in 20 minutes or less. What’s better for dinner than that for dinner? I can’t think of a single thing.

I am always skeptical that “20 minute” recipes really aren’t. But. This one really is – and, in fact, is less than 20 minutes, because you put everything in the pan and then just simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.This really is a dish delivers on that “20 minutes” promise. So easy. And amazingly flavorful.

The idea came from Cook’s Illustrated. You use the asparagus spears like a “raft” to hold the pieces of salmon up out of the water. You pour a cup of water ( I used low sodium broth) into the pan and the asparagus boils while the salmon steams. Genius technique! But it seemed a little bland to me, so I added the blackberry glaze and then threw it under the broiler for just a few minutes to finish. Perfection!

You can even make this on a Wednesday night, just for example – not sayin’ this really happened – But. If you get home after 7:00 and The Hubs is starving and sitting at the table, fork in hand, glaring at you with stomach growling.

The blackberry glaze is a snap – just stir together blackberry preserves, olive oil, vinegar, smoked paprika, cumin and salt – and then spoon onto your salmon and throw it under the broiler. The sticky, sweet glaze with just a little kick will make up for all the impatient toe-tapping. Guaranteed.

Blackberry Glazed Salmon - Before

One Pot Wonder Blackberry Glazed Salmon and Asparagus – Before

— posted by Donna


20 minutes total time
Serves four

1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1 pound thin asparagus spears, thick end removed
4 6-ounce skinless salmon pieces
1/4 cup blackberry jam or preserves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon each smoked paprika and cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt

Bring the broth to a simmer in a large skillet – I used a 12 inch skillet. As soon as the broth begins to simmer, place the asparagus in the pan. Lay the salmon fillets on top of the asparagus and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes, until liquid has almost completely evaporated.

While the dish is simmering, stir together the remaining ingredients. Remove skillet from heat. Spoon the blackberry mixture on to the salmon. Place skillet about 6 inches under the broiler for 2 minutes or so, until blackberry glaze starts to bubble.

Serve immediately.

Other fab glazed salmon recipes:

Hoisin Glazed Salmon, Simply Recipes
Sweet and Spicy Peach Glazed Salmon, Mountain Mama Cooks
Grilled Salmon with Maple Sriracha Lime Glaze, Kalyn’s Kitchen
Maple Glazed Salmon, Jeanette’s Healthy Living


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  1. Ashley Ekers says

    I don’t LOVE blackberry, how do you think it would just replacing just that with some peach preserves? Think the other flavors would still mingle well?

  2. Beth says

    I tried this without the glaze, just to have a quicker, easier way to make two of my favorite things at the same time.

    I’m OBSESSED. I loved the way the vegetable broth made everything taste, and I added some lemon juice, salt and pepper to season it. Quick, easy way to make a solid dinner (everybody thinks salmon is fancy even if I didn’t cook it in a fancy way!).


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