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RecipeGrilled Salmon with Merlot-Berry Wine Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 310
  • Protein: 39 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 6.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 85 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 8 g
    • Natural Sugar: 3 g
    • Added Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 430 mg

Thanks to Michelle McPeak in Houston, Texas for sharing her grilled salmon recipe with us. Featuring Merlot and antioxidant-rich berries, this dish is scrumptious, satiating and a cinch to make. Serve over a bed of sautéed spinach for a nutritious meal that pairs perfectly with a glass of wine. Cheers!

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This recipe makes Makes 4 Servings
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries (reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish)
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries, quartered
  • ½ cup merlot wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 salmon filets (6 ounces each)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch (optional)

In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries, strawberries, merlot and sugar. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and slightly crush berries; simmer uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. *If you prefer a thicker sauce, make a slurry with the cornstarch (simply dissolve in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water) and add to the sauce during the last 5-10 minutes.


Heat grill to medium to high heat and add salt and pepper. Grill salmon until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Serve grilled salmon with sauce on top (over a bed of sautéed spinach), and garnish with raspberries.