Roasted Salmon With Peperonata and Balsamic Syrup

READY IN: 53mins




  • Combine first 3 ingredients and 1/2 tsp of kosher salt in food processor; pulse until parsley is finely chopped. With processor running, gradually add oil through food chute in a slow, steady stream. Pour herb oil through fine-mesh strainer, discarding solids. (We omitted this step as we wanted all of the goodness!).
  • Heat 2 tbsps herb oil and fennel seed in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion, 3/4 tsp kosher salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Cook, stirring often, 25 to 30 minutes (reducing heat if needed) or until vegetables are tender.
  • Bring balsamic vinegar and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Boil gently 3 to 5 minutes or until syrupy and reduced to 3 tbsps. (Watch carefully during last minute as syrup forms quickly.).
  • Place fillets on an oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp kosher salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper. Drizzle 2 tbsps herb oil evenly on fillets. Roast in center of 425 degree oven 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Spoon peperonata vegetables onto 4 plates. Top with fillets. Drizzle remaining herb oil and 1/2 to 1 tsp balsamic syrup over vegetables and fish on each plate.