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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Easy Balsamic Salmon

I usually cook salmon the same way - seasoned with Rosemary Garlic Seasoning and baked in a hot cast iron skillet with a little olive oil.  It's really good that way, but when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I thought it would be nice to try something different.


Easy Balsamic Salmon
from Eating Bird Food

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 T olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 2 wild caught salmon fillets (about 3-4 oz each)
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 T honey
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more if you like it spicy)
Directions:
  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium 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.
  2. 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. Just make sure you don't overcook the salmon.

This is really simple to make and a delicious change.  The flavors are really good, and I will definitely be making this again!  I may cut the red pepper flakes down a bit - I already cut them down from 1 tsp. to 1/2 because, even though I like spicy food, my husband really doesn't, and this still had a bit of a kick to it. I liked it, but it may have been a bit much for him.


1 comments:

Karen Booth

I was your secret partner for Group A and the SRC for August and I made this scrummy recipe! Thanks! Karen

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