Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Thyme, a wonderfully simple and flavorful seafood dish to enjoy throughout the fall and winter months.
This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions are my own.
I’m back today with my third and final recipe in partnership with Alaska Seafood! Today’s recipe, like the others, features wild Alaska salmon. It’s a lightly pan seared Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Thyme that I know you’re going to love.
Even though I’m still feeling the summer vibes, I’m inevitably thinking about the autumn months ahead, and grapes and thyme just scream fall to me. I’m nuts about pairing cooked fruit with wild Alaska salmon as a healthier sauce/topping option- my Salmon with White Peach Basil Chutney is further proof of that!
This Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Thyme couldn’t be easier to make- simply pop the grapes into the oven along with some fresh thyme leaves and cook your salmon in a skillet while the grapes roast to perfection. I lightly pan seared the salmon but you could also roast it along with the grapes in the oven for even easier prep. I also roast the grapes right on the stems because I like rustic look it gives to the finished plate- but you could also just as easily roast the grapes off the stem, and truthfully it is a little easier to eat that way.
To pair with this Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Thyme, I usually like to make a batch of healthy yet comforting cauliflower puree and whatever green vegetable looks best- Brussels sprouts are a no brainer for me in the fall and winter, but use any veggie your heat desires!
Sometimes when I make this Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Thyme for clients I’ll also grind up pecans to make into a quick crust for the salmon, then finish it all off with a balsamic reduction. Feel free to add those extra steps in if you’re having a fancy dinner party and want to impress- it’s divine- but for simplicity’s sake we’re just focusing on the heart of the dish which is these lovely, caramelized grapes kissed with an herbaceous note from the thyme.
It comes together in such a breeze and would make a lovely quick weeknight dinner…one of those meals that looks like so much more effort was involved than there actually was.
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Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Thyme
A wonderfully simple and flavorful seafood dish to enjoy throughout the fall and winter months.
- 1 large bunch red seedless grapes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 4 sprigs thyme plus more for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound Wild Alaska Salmon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place grapes on a baking tray and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Roast grapes for 15-20 minutes or until softened and beginning to caramelize. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Season salmon with Add remaining oil to a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. When oil is hot but not smoking, add salmon and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Transfer salmon to plates and top with roasted grapes. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves.
Red or green grapes work here - I recommend seedless