salmon with rhubarb and blueberry sauce

Salmon with Rhubarb and Blueberry Sauce Recipe

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


a spicy, pan fried salmon with a delicious rhubarb sauce



  • 2 6 oz salmon filets
  • 2 TBS flour
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • chili powder to taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS olive oil

For the Rhubarb Sauce:

  • 2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 TBS bourbon
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, preferably organic


  • Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add the rhubarb to the pan and stir to coat.
  • Stir in the brown sugar, salt and cardamom. Let cook until the rhubarb softens.
  • Add the bourbon and let cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in blueberries.
  • Set sauce aside until ready to use.

Cook salmon:

  • mix flour, salt, cumin and chili powder together.
  • Dust salmon filets with flour mixture.
  • Heat a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the oil
  • Pan fry salmon on each side for 4- 5 minutes. Cook time will depend on thickness of the filets.

To plate: place salmon on rice or polenta then top with the rhubarb sauce.


I served this on polenta but it would be just as good on rice.

Keywords: rhubarb, salmon, rhubarb sauce

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