Grilled Salmon with Mushroom Sauce

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Grilled salmon topped with a mixed mushroom sauce for a simple yet elegant meal from the grill.


  • 2 cups mixed mushrooms, sliced (I used shiitake and button mushrooms)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh tarragon or thyme, chopped
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 12 to 14 ozs salmon fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Make the sauce. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté shallot until it begins to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the mushrooms, cook for about 4 minutes until the mushrooms begin to sweat.
  3. Add the wine, and cook until the mushrooms are reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the cream. Add the tarragon or thyme, and pepper to taste. Cover to keep warm while grilling the salmon.
  4. Preheat a grill to medium high. Brush the salmon fillet with olive oil, and place the salmon on the grill skin side down. Grill covered for 4 minutes, then carefully turn the fish over to grill for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove salmon to platter to rest. Gently reheat the sauce if needed as the salmon rests.
  6. Portion the salmon, and serve with a topping of the mushrooms sauce. Enjoy with a good Pinot Noir!
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