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Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce

A friend gave me this quick and easy approach to salmon. It has a mildly sweet sauce and is such a hit that I've passed it to other fish fans. —Trish Horton, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    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


  • Sprinkle salmon with salt. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place salmon in skillet, skin side up; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 231 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • dublinlab
    Feb 17, 2016

    I made this again, fried fresh was so so easy and deliciouse. Iserved with quickly fried veg and brown rice, my husband loved it. I think l will have a hard time bbqing salmon in the future. Delici ous. So quick and easy. I used a premium balsamic from the olive tap. I would make this again. I would serve it with a spinach salad with mandarin oranges the next time. Janet. VFE

  • veggiemama
    Aug 9, 2014

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

  • Shroomer
    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.

  • LouisvilleHugger
    Jan 19, 2013

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

  • imatmomsplace55
    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.

  • GinaGale
    Oct 28, 2008

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  • twinkle_toes
    Jan 19, 2006

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