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    Seared Salmon With Balsamic Glaze

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    20 mins

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    15 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

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

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    1. 1
      Stir together balsamic vinegar, water, lemon juice, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Pat salmon dry and season with salt and pepper.
    3. 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. 4
      Turn fish over and sear until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.
    5. 5
      Transfer salmon to plates and carefully add vinegar mixture to skillet (liquid will bubble vigorously and steam).
    6. 6
      Simmer, stirring, until thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Spoon glaze over salmon.
    8. 8
      Serve and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 25, 2010


      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!

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    • on August 17, 2010


      This was very good. My glaze did not thicken. Because many people here have mentioned having the same problem, I think I would add cornstarch as a thickener if I make it again.

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    • on August 03, 2010


      Very, very good. I don't think my sauce got as thick as it appears it did for others but it didn't matter because the taste was wonderful. Simply and tasty. Great for a weeknight meal.

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    Nutritional Facts for Seared Salmon With Balsamic Glaze

    Serving Size: 1 (361 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 456.4
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 146.2 mg
    Sodium 244.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 6.9 g
    Protein 65.2 g

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