Living on a boat means that meal prep can be a bit of a challenge, but this Seared Salmon with Wild Blueberry Salsa recipe is perfect for any boater looking for a quick and delicious meal.  The combination of the fresh wild salmon with the sweet and tangy blueberry salsa is sure to impress your crew.

When it comes to cooking salmon on a boat, I always recommend using a stove-top grill pan.  It’s a great way to get those grill marks without the hassle of an actual grill.  Also, make sure to season your salmon with salt and pepper before grilling to bring out the fish's natural flavors.

The blueberry salsa is the perfect complement to the salmon.  To get the best flavor, I recommend refrigerating the salsa for at least an hour before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together, creating a delicious, tangy taste.

Overall, this seared salmon with wild blueberry salsa recipe is perfect for any boater looking for a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal. Give it a try on your next boat trip, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Happy fishing and happy eating!

Seared Salmon with Wild Blueberry Salsa: Serves 4


  • 4 (6-ounce) wild salmon fillets, remove skin and pin bones 
  • olive oil for grilling
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Blueberry Salsa:

  • 1 cup fresh wild blueberries
  • ½ cup crushed canned pineapple drained
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, minced
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup white raisins
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon jalapeños, minced
  • salt to taste

The Salsa:

Combine salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Salt to taste. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

The Salmon:

Preheat a stove-top grill pan to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates. Season the fillets with salt and pepper. Grill the fillets skinned side up and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Turn fillets over and grill until fish is just cooked through, about 3 or 4 minutes more. To serve, place the salmon on a warmed plate and spoon blueberry salsa on top.

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Five months a year, LaDonna Gundersen lives on a 32-foot fishing boat in Southeast Alaska with her husband Ole, a commercial fisherman and their boat cat Keta.  Miles from civilization, LaDonna keeps boat and cooks healthy meals from her tiny 4 x 5’ galley kitchen, often contending with the swells and swallows of the sea.  Find more great galley recipes from her seven Alaskan-Themed cookbooks at

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