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Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce Recipe
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Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce Recipe

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A slightly sweet sauce makes tender salmon fillets a tempting main dish. "A friend gave me this simple and delicious recipe, which I've passed on to other fish fans," says Trish Horton of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Coarsely ground pepper

Directions

  1. Sprinkle salmon with salt. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat oil over medium heat. Place salmon in skillet, skin side up; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  2. In same skillet, combine water, vinegar, lemon juice and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup. Serve salmon with sauce; sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p52

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"Not quite as flavorful as I had hoped, but still good."

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"Fast, Easy, and tastes good, too! I used some of the sauce on a bed of rice, with a side of garden green beans and chopped red tomatos."

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"Moist & delicious. This really hits the spot for me."

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"didn't change a thing and it too was "a keeper". seared the fish on my stove top grill and poured the sauce on before serving. what a delicious meal with a salad."

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