Seared Salmon With Balsamic Glaze

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Sharon123

I saw this on Sara's Secrets and couldn't wait to try it! The sauce brings out the sweetness in the fish. Enjoy!

Top Review by Chef Ali L

The glaze is amazing! I added about 1/8 tsp ginger and maybe 1/8 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (7/8 c. balsamic vinegar) to give it a little Asian flavor. I also added a little cornstarch, I wasn't sure how long it would take and all the rest of the food was waiting. I use stainless steel pans and high heat was way too hot...although, I wanted the salmon cooked through not seared, which is what the recipe is for. So very good and this glaze is going to be a new favorite! Thanks Sharon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together balsamic vinegar, water, lemon juice, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Pat salmon dry and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat, not smoking. Increase heat to high, add salmon skin side up, and sear until well browned, about 4 minutes.
  4. Turn fish over and sear until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  5. Transfer salmon to plates and carefully add vinegar mixture to skillet (liquid will bubble vigorously and steam).
  6. Simmer, stirring, until thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 2 minutes.
  7. Spoon glaze over salmon.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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