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Grilled Salmon with Olives and Pine Nuts

Course Fish
Cuisine French
Keyword olives, salmon
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 363 kcal


  • 4 6 ounces each salmon fillets 4 6-ounces each salmon fillets skinless
  • .50 cup black raisins 1/2 cup black raisins
  • .50 cup olive oil 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 celery stalks 4 celery stalks, discard all green leaves, diced
  • 1 ounce pine nuts 1 ounce pine nuts roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons capers 3 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablesppons capers juice 2 tablespoons capers juice
  • .25 cup green olives 1/4 cup green olives, pitted and chopped
  • .25 teaspoon saffron strands 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands placed in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 tablespoons parsley 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt salt
  • pepper pepper
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  1. Rehydrate the raisins with hot water in a small bowl with enough water to cover them. 20 minutes meanwhile proceed with the recipe below.

  2. Rub the salmon’s fillets with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large skillet add 1/3 cup of olive oil over high heat. When hot add the celery and the pine nuts and cook for 4 to 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from the heat once the pine nuts start to color. 

  4. Away from the heat add the capers and the juice, the diced olives, saffron strand with the water and a pinch of salt. Drain the raisins and add them to the skillet as well as the parsley, lemon zest and lemon juice. Set aside.

  5. In another skillet add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Sear the salmon fillets, 3 – 4 minutes each side. A bit more if you like the salmon well done. 

  6. Place a salmon fillet on each dish and arrange generously the olive sauce over it.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Salmon with Olives and Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 363 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 321mg14%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.