This balsamic glazed salmon recipe is ridiculously quick, easy, healthy, and tasty. It’s the perfect weeknight meal!
I’ve been having the strangest dreams lately. I had a dream that I performed a hilarious stand-up comedy set and another dream where I had managed to breed the world’s most adorable dog. I’m surprised my dreams haven’t been more dark and violent lately because I’m about halfway through reading Divergent. You could say I’m slightly obsessed, though I don’t think it’s the best book to read before falling asleep. What books have you been reading lately? For those of you who have read Divergent, did you pick up on the little jab against genetically engineered foods at the beginning? I won’t say much more for those of you who haven’t read the books yet, but I thought it was a little funny. I wonder what kind of foods people will really consume regularly in the future?
I sure hope salmon will continue to be in my food future. Don’t you love it when something that is delicious is actually healthy too? Sometimes it feels like that never happens. You’re going to love this recipe because it is ridiculously simple, quick, tasty, and healthy.
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Taste: This is a great dish if you’re not in love with the taste of salmon because the glaze is so powerfully delicious. The acidity is balanced by sweetness and the pepper flakes and rosemary add a nice depth of flavor.
Texture: The salmon is perfectly tender and flaky while the glaze is thick and rich.
Ease: Amazingly quick and easy with very little prep or cleanup.
Appearance: I love how gourmet this dish looks.
Pros: Easy, tasty, and healthy. Doesn’t get better than that.
Would I make this again? Absolutely, this will become a weeknight staple, especially when salmon is on sale!
Just a few simple ingredients make for a SCRUMPTIOUS glaze that is perfect on salmon but would also taste great with other strong flavored fish, chicken, pork or even beef.
Balsamic Glazed Salmon
Yield: 4 servings
4 (6 ounce) skinless salmon fillets
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Pinch red pepper flakes
Pinch dried rosemary
Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon until well browned, about 5 minutes. Gently flip the salmon and continue cooking until the fish flakes apart, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the fish to a plate and loosely tent with foil.
Reduce heat to medium and wipe out the skillet. Add the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, white wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and rosemary. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until it is thick, syrupy, and reduced to a 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Spoon the glaze over the salmon before serving.
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook
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