Salmon for Supper

Salmon with Balsamic Reduction

We don’t eat a lot of fish around here. I suppose that’s why the thought of preparing ‘seafood’ seems intimidating. Here’s the thing … it’s not difficult, especially this simple salmon recipe. It’s tasty and quite easy to make. Begin by mixing your sauce ingredients. While the sauce thickens on the stove, cover a bake sheet with aluminum foil (you’ll thank yourself for taking this step!), and place salmon fillets on the foil, skin side down.


When sauce is thick, brush over the salmon.

salmon and balsamic reduction

Place salmon in a 400-degree oven for 13-15 minutes. Oven do vary, but you’ll know it’s done when the salmon easily flakes apart with a fork. See? Simple. Enjoy!


Oven Baked Salmon in Balsamic Reduction
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons dry white wine
  • 3-4 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Finely chop or mince garlic cloves. Saute garlic in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil until it is just barely beginning to brown.
  2. 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.
  3. 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). Place in the oven for 13-15 minutes.
  4. The salmon will easily flake apart with a fork when itâ??s cooked. Gently lift salmon away from the baking sheet with a spatula. If youâ??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.



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  • comment-avatar
    Denise Laubacher May 6, 2014 (9:38 pm)

    That sounds and looks delicious. I love fish!

    • comment-avatar
      Jennifer Kiko May 7, 2014 (12:04 pm)

      Thanks! We’re learning to eat more (and love!) fish, too!

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    Jeanie May 8, 2014 (7:19 pm)

    I have a great salmon recipe. Salmon and veggies in parchment paper! Delicious!