I am obsessed with this simple and delicious recipe. The grapes are flavorful, versatile and I find they turn what might be ordinary into something special. A friend shared this recipe and swore it was a family favorite. It is deceptively simple to prepare and delivers delicious salmon every time. If you prefer a more savory salmon, substitute cherry tomatoes for grapes.

Baked Salmon with Fennel and Grapes Recipe

Servings 2 people


  • 1.5- pound piece skin-on salmon filet
  • 1 bulb thinly sliced fennel
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes halved
  • 1 large shallot sliced
  • 2 oz fresh ginger peeled and diced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Pinch hot red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place salmon skin-side down on a heavy parchment-lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan and add shallot, stirring until shallot starts to turn golden.
  4. Add fennel, ginger and hot pepper flakes, sauté for 4-5 minutes until the fennel begins to soften.
  5. Add sliced grapes, sauté until they begin to soften.
  6. Pour fennel and grape mixture over salmon and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Let salmon rest for a few minutes before serving. Slice and top with fennel grape mixture.

Recipe Notes

*The recipe can be multiplied.

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