Balsamic Glazed Salmon


When anything includes balsamic glaze in the title definitely sign me up! This Balsamic Glazed Salmon is one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon! It’s easy to make yet the end results are amazingly delicious. It’s just one of those impressive entrees that’s sure to please yet it doesn’t require much. It has layers of flavor that all come together so well. You get the perfectly pan seared salmon with it’s golden brown, nicely crisp, outer edge then it’s perfectly tender melt-in-your mouth interior and it’s drizzled with a sweet and lightly tart and tangy reduced honey-balsamic + garlic rosemary glaze. How could you not love it??

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I know I share a lot of salmon recipes and if you don’t want to pay the higher cost of salmon you definitely can use chicken as well. Just pound them to an even thickness then cook about 4- 5 minutes per side until they are 165 degrees in the center. Then when you can splurge definitely try it with the salmon at least once. This sauce is just so good over salmon! Then I recommend serving it up with asparagus, green beans or a green salad. Just don’t be skimpy with the glaze over the salmon. Of course I ended up adding more than pictured here. Just smother them :).


Photos and recipe updated from archives. Originally shared March 2014.

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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

5 from 3 votes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


Balsamic Rosemary Glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 rosemary sprig (about 7-inches)
  • 1 cloves garlic minced


  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets skinless or skin on
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • Finely minced rosemary or parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Allow salmon to rest 10 - 15 minutes at room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan combine balsamic vinegar, white wine, honey, dijon mustard, 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 about 1/3 cup, about 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour through a fine strainer into a heat proof dish. Set aside.

  2. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon fillets and cook, without moving until salmon has nicely browned on bottom, about 3 - 4 minutes. Carefully flip salmon to opposite side and continue to cook 2 - 3 minutes longer until salmon has cooked through.

  3. Serve warm drizzling each fillet with balsamic rosemary glaze. Garnish with finely minced rosemary or parsley if desired

  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: Amazing! You know I could drink balsamic glaze so this dish is absolutely perfect for us! March 9, 2014 at 11:25pm Reply

  • Karen @ Karen’s Kitchen Stories: Just a beautiful dish! The sauce sounds incredible! March 9, 2014 at 8:39pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: I try to fix salmon once a week for the health benefits, but I don’t have that many recipes for it. Plus, my husband doesn’t like lemon, and a lot of salmon recipes have lemon in them. So thank you very much for sharing this recipe, Jaclyn! I love balsamic vinegar, too, and this salmon looks amazing. I’m going to try it this week. March 9, 2014 at 8:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it Shari! If you haven’t tried the other ones I have mentioned in the post above – I’d definitely recommend trying those out too and you might hopefully like them enough to add them to the rotation :). March 9, 2014 at 8:45pm Reply

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch: This looks amazing! I love the balsamic glaze over the top. We make something really similar and can never get enough salmon. March 9, 2014 at 6:34pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Gorgeous presentation, the balsamic rosemary glaze sounds incredible! March 9, 2014 at 4:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Laura :)! March 9, 2014 at 7:01pm Reply

  • Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron: These photos are seriously making me drool! This salmon looks gorgeous Jaclyn! And loving that this is 30 minutes prep! March 9, 2014 at 2:47pm Reply

  • Tammy: Can you do the Balsamic Glazed Salmon in the oven? thank you. March 9, 2014 at 2:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m sure you could bake the salmon but I like to do it in the pan for this version best because it gives it a nicely browned exterior that’s perfect for drizzling in glaze. The oven won’t give the same effect plus it will take longer to cook. March 9, 2014 at 7:05pm Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: Jaclyn, I have been looking for new fish recipes to enjoy during Lent. Kevin and I love salmon and I already have your pan-seared honey glazed salmon bookmarked! This one looks fantastic too. I can already taste its flavor! March 9, 2014 at 1:50pm Reply

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