Here is a 30 minute dish you seriously don’t want to miss out on! This salmon is one of the best I’ve ever had (and yes, I like this more than the other salmon recipe I just posted – that one is also delicious and I will continue to make it, but this one is unquestionably amazing. Also, I never thought I’d say this, but I like this just as much as the one I labeled “The Best Salmon I’ve Ever Eaten.” I didn’t think I would ever find an equal). It might have a little something to do with the fact that I’m obsessed with balsamic vinegar and the depth of flavor it has once it has simmered down, into that heavenly, deeply hued, slightly tart, slightly sweet, glaze of pure joy. But truly, there is more to this than just the balsamic vinegar. This glaze also contains white wine, dijon mustard, honey, fresh rosemary and garlic. So, just imagine for a moment the glorious flavors those six ingredients can create together. You might just catch yourself sipping spoonfuls of the sauce, or at least wanting to. It’s funny, my 5 year old daughter is becoming quite the little foodie herself, while I was snapping pics she kept inching over trying to taste more of the sauce, saying things like “this is my favorite sauce ever!” and “I really just love this sauce.” I was so proud when I saw that she and my picky 3 year old finished off their half serving of salmon I plated them. That’s when you know a recipe is good :).
If you, like me, don’t drink wine and only use it for cooking, you can simply pour the remainder into ice trays and freeze it into individual cubes to reserve for a later cooking use. Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard (I like Emeril's)
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary, divided
- 1 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tsp canola oil, divided
- Allow salmon to rest 10 minutes at room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine balsamic vinegar, white wine, honey, dijon mustard, 1/2 Tbsp of the chopped rosemary and the garlic. Heat mixture over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat until sauce has thickened and reduced to 1/3 cup, about 13 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour into a heat proof dish (using a rubber spatula to get it all out) and allow to cool.
- Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp of canola oil. Once pan and oil are hot, add 2 salmon fillets and cook, without moving, until salmon has nicely browned on bottom, about 3 - 5 minutes. Carefully flip salmon to opposite side and continue to cook 3 - 5 minutes longer until bottom is browned and salmon has cooked through. Rest in a warm oven (don't rest it in a hot oven, you don't want to continue to cook it. If you have to skillets I would recommend just using both and cooking all of the salmon at once. Wipe skillet clean, add remaining 1 tsp oil, once hot repeat process with remaining 2 salmon fillets.
- Serve warm drizzling each fillet with balsamic rosemary glaze and sprinkling tops with remaining 1/2 Tbsp of rosemary.
- Recipe Source: Cooking Classy