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Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce Recipe

Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


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


  • 1. Sprinkle both sides of fillets with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook salmon in oil over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Remove and keep warm. Combine the water, vinegar, lemon juice and brown sugar; pour into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup. Serve over salmon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 fillet with 2 tablespoons sauce) equals 257 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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