Balsamic Glazed Salmon In 30 Minutes

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Balsamic glazed salmon is a delicious recipe with a touch of class. The tangy, sweet glaze is covered across juicy salmon that’s baked or pan fried.

Balsamic glazed salmon

Looking to make a dish that feels elegant but is super easy to cook? Look no further than this recipe for balsamic glazed salmon. Tender and flavorful, this dish is the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

The key to this recipe’s success lies in the rich and tangy balsamic glaze that coats the succulent salmon fillets. The glaze caramelizes beautifully, enhancing the natural flavors of the fish and creating a truly unforgettable experience. This is a perfect date night meal or a meal for one.

So, grab your apron and get ready to create a balsamic glazed salmon recipe that will be your go-to way for serving salmon from this day on, let’s start.

How To Make Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Ingredients needed

  • Salmon fillets
  • Salt & pepper
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Brown sugar

Make the balsamic glaze ahead of time

In the instructions below, I will explain how to make the glaze while making the salmon itself. However, balsamic glaze is a great condiment to have on hand for many meals.

Double the recipe and make the glaze before cooking the salmon and simply pour what’s needed for the salmon and store the rest in the refrigerator for another meal. Balsamic glaze pairs well with other proteins like beef and chicken.

Baking or pan frying the salmon

Either method will work for this recipe because the star of the show is the glaze. Instructions below will be for pan frying because I personally think that’s the best way to prepare salmon. However, if baking at 400F for 20 minutes be sure to make the glaze on the stove top.

Balsamic glazed salmon

Making the balsamic glazed salmon recipe

  1. First, remove the salmon fillets and season with coarse salt and black pepper. There will be enough glaze for two fillets.
  2. In a frying pan on medium high heat cook the salmon searing both sides until fully cooked. While the salmon is cooking mix together the brown sugar and the balsamic vinegar.
  3. Now, when the salmon is done cooking lower the heat to medium and make sure all the oil is out of the pan. Place the salmon in the oven on a low setting to keep it warm.
  4. Add in the glaze and let and let bubble up and simmer for a few minutes. Stir occasionally but it’s need a little time to allow the heat to evaporate the water in the vinegar. While stirring you’ll notice it start to thicken. When it’s to the point it coats the back of the spoon well the glaze is done.
  5. The glaze is hot and will still be very liquid-like but you can tell a difference visually with how much thicker it became while you were stirring. It will get much thicker when cold but that’s only if you make it ahead of time.
  6. Now, when glaze is ready grab the salmon and drizzle the glaze across the top. The glaze is very tangy and sweet, a little goes a long way. Drizzle similar as you see in the photos.

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Balsamic glazed salmon

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Balsamic glazed salmon is a delicious recipe with a touch of class. The tangy, sweet glaze is covered across juicy salmon that's baked or pan fried.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • First, remove the salmon fillets and season with coarse salt and black pepper. There will be enough glaze for two fillets.
  • In a frying pan on medium high heat cook the salmon searing both sides until fully cooked. While the salmon is cooking mix together the brown sugar and the balsamic vinegar.
  • Now, when the salmon is done cooking lower the heat to medium and make sure all the oil is out of the pan. Place the salmon in the oven on a low setting to keep it warm.
  • Add in the glaze and let and let bubble up and simmer for a few minutes. Stir occasionally but it's need a little time to allow the heat to evaporate the water in the vinegar. While stirring you'll notice it start to thicken. When it's to the point it coats the back of the spoon well the glaze is done.
  • The glaze is hot and will still be very liquid-like but you can tell a difference visually with how much thicker it became while you were stirring. It will get much thicker when cold but that's only if you make it ahead of time.
  • Now, when glaze is ready grab the salmon and drizzle the glaze across the top. The glaze is very tangy and sweet, a little goes a long way. Drizzle similar as you see in the photos.
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