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Plate with a piece of balsamic salmon, brown rice and broccoli. Fork is taking a bite from the salmon.
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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

For this easy balsamic salmon recipe you sear the salmon with a simple balsamic glaze. It's so tasty and takes less than 20 mins to whip up.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: balsamic salmon
Servings: 4


  • 4 salmon fillets about 3–4 oz each
  • 1 Tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • β…“ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Add salmon to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  • While the salmon is cooking, whisk together honey, vinegar and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Add vinegar mixture to skillet and simmer until fish is fork-tender and liquid reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes. For a thicker, reduced sauce, simmer for 5 to 10 additional minutes. You may need to remove the salmon during this process, just to make sure it doesn't overcook.
  • Plate salmon and serve with sides of your choice.



Serving: 1piece of salmon | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 203mg | Sugar: 7g