Saturday, September 20, 2008

Seared Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

If you love Salmon you need to try this. I ate the whole thing all by myself. My daughter doesn't like Salmon so I try to make it when she isn't home. I've been wanting to try this recipe for awhile but keep forgetting. I went to the Sunflower Market after work last night and picked up the Salmon. It was early yet so I decided to go through my recipes and do something different. And am I glad I did. I'm having this again very soon. I cut this because I was cooking for one. I didn't want you to think I ate 4 servings!! But I probably could have it was so good.
Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 T fresh lemon juice
1 T plus 1 tsp packed light brown sugar
4 6-oz center cut pieces of salmon fillet with skin
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 t olive oil
Stir together the vinegar, water, lemon juice and brown sugar in a small bowl.
Pat salmon dry and season with salt/pepper. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over moderately high heat. Add salmon skin side up and sear until browned about 4 minutes. Turn over and sear until cooked another 3 minutes or so.
Remove salmon from skillet and add vinegar mixture to skillet. It will bubble a lot. Simmer for a couple minutes, stirring until thickened and reduced. Pour glaze over salmon and enjoy!!
With it I roasted some fingerlings cut into wedges. Added a couple of smashed garlic cloves and a few leaves of Thai Basil. I roasted same all the veggies I do 400 30 minutes or so. Oh and put olive oil over all and mix with hands. Salt/pepper too. I use Kosher Salt and freshly ground pepper for everything. I was going to make rice but I needed to use the potatoes and they were very good with the salmon. I also had some sliced tomatoes that needed eaten. Today was market day and I wanted to get rid of everything.
For tonight I made Corn Chowder and a chocolate zucchini cake. I'm vegging now until dinner time. All I have to do is heat up the chowder and enjoy!!
Thank you all for you lovely comments and for visiting. You make my day!!


Brenda Kula said...

I love salmon. And I wouldn't feel guilty about eating it all. It's good for you!

Melissa said...


You know, you should consider writing a cookbook. You would be so good at it.

Happy Weekend!


Cherdecor said...

Oh BOY, I am going to try this for sure! I am too afraid to try new recipes myself. I need someone like you to blaze the trail and let me know how it is. I have always wanted to fix Salmon but wasn't sure how to do it. I am going to copy this recipe.
Thank you for sharing!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, thanks for sharing this Judy. My hubby just thinks salmon is ok (I love it) but he loves balsamic vinegar, so this might just do the trick for him.

Also, I guess I don't understand why your friends would quit blogging 'cause of negative comments (unless they're just sick of them?) Do they know they can just delete the comments?

Penny said...

your salmon looks amazing Judy! We seem to be on the same eating patterns! One of my good friends just emailed me with a salmon recipe she says is to die for as well. Maybe I'll have to do a side by side and compare hers to yours!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

LOVE salmon I would eat it all too and not think twice!
Thanks for coming by my blog!!

LaundryBasketCase said...

This looks delicious Judy! I always find it so hard to make fish more interesting, so this recipe is great. Thank you so much!

Melissa said...


Have you ever had salmon parmigan? It is so wonderfully delicious.


Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

I'd love it, but I'm the only one here who eats salmon, so I don't cook it, only get it if we go out!

Melissa said...


I am thinking that I will hang the rooster tiles in my kitchen/dining room, over my little red dresser.

I'll have to take a picture when I finally get it hung up.


CONNIE said...

I'M A HUGE SALMON FAN! Your recipe looks yummy, Judy. Joe also makes a great salmon recipe with curry powder but it's kind of a secret recipe...might be sold for the right price, LOL!

Have a great night and happy FALL!

Bebe said...

Hi Judy~
Just dropped by to let you know that I've given you an award ~ the Best Blogging Friends Forever! Come visit with me to see.
Lots of Hugs, Bebe :)

P.S. That salmon looks delicious! I love salmon!

Lydia said...

Hello Judy, This looks so good! I'll have to make this one for my hubby!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh this looks absolutely yummy.
I would love to try this. Have a wonderful fall and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Yum! Yum!
It sure looks yummy!
I love eating fish... specially comming from a mediterranean country!
So I MUST try your recipe... I`m off now to check if I have all the ingredients...
OH NO! No S.A.L.M.O.N!



Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Salmon is my new found love thanks to Penny at LavenderHill. I bought fresh salmon on Monday so now I need to try your recipe. yum... :)

My Petite Maison said...

Hi Judy,
This sounds so good. I love salmon too, I am definitely going to try this recipe of yours too ~ how about a blog just for your cooking, or like Melissa mentioned, a cookbook!

This would probably go well with your tomato bisque recipe that I haven't been able to get off my mind.

Marie Antionette said...

That looks just to good to eat.My mouth is watering.I can eat that now.If only you could ship it.LOL Hugs Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

mmm i love salmon, and Ryan doesn't always crave it liek I do. This is a nice recipe i can make just for me!