Oven-baked salmon with balsamic reduction

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Oven-baked Salmon with Balsamic Reduction

2 salmon fillets
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons dry white wine (I used Twigg hard cider. We have no white wine; I drank all the red.)
3-4 cloves finely chopped garlic
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Finely chop or mince garlic cloves. Saute in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil until garlic is just barely beginning to brown. Add wine (or leave out if you prefer), balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and honey. Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Simmer in the pan until liquid is reduced.

While sauce is thickening, cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place salmon fillets on the foil, skin side down.


When sauce is thick, pour over salmon (or use a basting brush).

salmon and balsamic reduction

Place in the oven for 13-15 minutes. The salmon will easily flake apart with a fork when it’s cooked. Gently lift salmon away from the baking sheet with a spatula. If you’re careful, the skin will stick to the pan and pull easily off of the underside of the fillets.

Place on a platter and cut into serving sizes. (Two large fillets fed our family of five.)

salmon and peas

I find it odd that my kids love salmon so much.

Hope you do, too — enjoy!




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  • comment-avatar
    Jeanie May 9, 2013 (8:38 pm)

    Sounds Wonderful!!!

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    MAC May 10, 2013 (7:40 am)

    Perfect! I have Salmon in the freezer and all the ingredients in the cupboard looks like I know what I am making for Mother’s Day – I can guarantee my husband isn’t cooking and going out to eat with three little kids sounds like way to much work. I would rather cook at home.

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    Melissa May 12, 2013 (10:39 am)

    “We have no white wine; I drank all the red”-story of my life. This looks wonderful, thanks for sharing!

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    Vanderbilt Wife August 11, 2013 (6:31 am)

    My kids are 2 and 4 and they love salmon, too. It makes me happy! They won’t eat vegetables … but salmon is healthy. Just don’t tell them that.