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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
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Coarsely ground pepper


  • 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, stirring occasionally. Serve salmon with sauce; sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 231 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 353 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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