Pan-Seared Salmon with Huckleberry Sauce

From River Dance Lodge in Kooskia, Idaho

Get a taste of the best the Northwest coast has to offer with this luscious dish from River Dance Lodge.


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 cup fresh huckleberries
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped


Heat skillet over high heat. Add olive oil. Salt and pepper both sides of salmon fillets. When pan is hot add fillets, skin side down. Sear for approximately 4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and let rest. Reduce heat to medium. In the same pan used to fillet fish add water and huckleberries. Simmer until tender. Add sugar and simmer two to three more minutes. Lastly, add lemon juice and basil. Remove from heat and let stand a few minutes. Drizzle sauce over salmon fillets. Serves 4

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