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Salmon with Balsamic-Honey Glaze

Look no further—you’ve just found the first, last and only way you’ll ever want to fix salmon again. The sweet and tangy flavors blend beautifully in this easy-to-remember recipe. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano


  • Combine the first six ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Place salmon skin side down on a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon glaze over salmon; top with oregano.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Tip: to check for doneness, insert a fork at an angle into the thickest portion of the salmon and gently part the meat. When it's opaque and flakes into sections, it's cooked completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 319 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Becky
    Mar 25, 2019

    I made it exactly per the instructions and was rather disappointed. There really wasn’t much flavor except the for balsamic vinegar and the oregano, both of which didn’t work in my opinion. Will try substituting the vinegar for Worcester sauce perhaps, drop the oregano, and maybe add a little more salt. I will say the fish itself was not dry like often happens in restaurants. I cooked mine for 14 min...wasn’t quite done at 12.

  • hkkeener
    Mar 25, 2019

    My husband and I did not like this recipe at all. The balsamic vinegar flavor was over powering and was not a flavor that we liked. We could not taste the salmon at all, just the balsamic vinegar. I will never fix this again.

  • P vinod
    Mar 22, 2018

    Lovely seafood recipe-will try to get it in some big restaurent,thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  • Marginaskitchen
    Jan 4, 2018

    Made exactly as posted with very disappointing results. Two distinct tastes of the salmon and balsamic with neither complimenting the other.

  • xlsalbums
    Jul 21, 2017

    This was so good!! Easy to make and I loved the marinade.

  • Realtytrainer
    May 4, 2017

    The sauce never thickened! My husband hated it. The sauce was way to strong to our taste.

  • PrplMonky5
    Nov 10, 2015

    I really did not like this recipe. I followed directions exactly, but the sauce would not thicken. I wound up having it boil for over 10 minutes before I saw any thickening. I think that's what caused the sauce to taste so horrible. I may try this again but not for a while. There are better salmon recipes out there.

  • Kwinstead
    Feb 11, 2015

    I baked the salmon on a salt block so only basted with the balsamic honey seasoning. So delicious!

  • jstowellsupermom
    May 23, 2014

    Such a great simple recipe! The whole family loved it!

  • JCV4
    Jan 25, 2014

    This was so simple and has great flavor. Thanks for the recipe!