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Balsamic Glazed Salmon may just be my new favorite way to serve pan-seared salmon.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

This savory sauce is easy to make and will add a sweet and tangy kick to pan-seared salmon.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

To make the glaze, add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard and finely chopped garlic to a small saucepan. I used black garlic, which is a bit more mellow than traditional garlic; use whatever you have on hand. (You can read more about black garlic here.) Bring the glaze to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the glaze is thick. Set aside to cool slightly.

Balsamic Glaze

While the glaze is simmering, pan-sear the salmon. The salmon will cook quickly with this method. Rinse and dry the salmon and season it with sea salt and pepper. Add a little olive oil to your skillet, heat it on high and add the salmon, flesh side down, and sear for a few minutes until a crust has formed. Reduce the heat to low and add a small amount of water or white wine to the pan, whichever is handy, and put a lid on it to finish cooking the salmon all the way through. Once cooked, flip it out onto a plate to rest, skin side down.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon
When you’re ready, plate it up, and drizzle the balsamic glaze over the salmon. Enjoy!

Balsamic Glazed Salmon
 
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Balsamic Glazed Salmon
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Glaze:
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • Salmon:
  • Four salmon fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. To make the glaze:
  2. Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard and finely chopped garlic to a small saucepan.

  3. Bring the glaze to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the glaze is thick. Set aside to cool slightly.

  4. To make the salmon:
  5. While the glaze is simmering, pan-sear the salmon. The salmon will cook quickly with this method.

  6. Rinse and dry the salmon and season it with sea salt and pepper.

  7. Add a little olive oil to your skillet, heat it on high and add the salmon, flesh side down. Sear for a few minutes until a crust has formed.

  8. Reduce the heat to low and add a small amount of water or white wine to the pan, and put a lid on it to finish cooking the salmon all the way through. Once cooked, flip it out onto a plate to rest, skin side down.

  9. When ready to serve, plate the salmon and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

 

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