Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Recommend pairing with a Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc

  • 1 ½ -2lb fresh sockeye salmon fillet 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped fresh basil for garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then coat with non-stick cooking spray.

In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 2 minutes, watching carefully so that it does not burn. Add the balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk and simmer until the mixture thickens, about 4 minutes.

Place salmon skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Brush liberally with the glaze. Bake for 5 minutes, brush again with the glaze, then bake 5 to 10 additional minutes, until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through. Sprinkle with chopped basil and serve with your favorite rice and vegetable.

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