Balsamic Glazed Salmon


Balsamic Glazed Salmon – this 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.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Balsamic Salmon

This salmon has layers of flavor that all come together so well. You get the perfectly pan seared fillets 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 balsamic glaze.

You’ll also loves the notes of flavor from the fresh garlic and rosemary here.

How could you not love this dish?  Plus when anything includes balsamic in the title definitely sign me up! Isn’t it just one of the best ingredients?

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

How to Make Salmon and Honey Balsamic Glaze

  • Let salmon to rest 10 at room temperature.
  • In a saucepan combine balsamic vinegar, white wine, honey, dijon mustard, rosemary and the garlic, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and pour through a fine strainer into a heat proof dish. Set aside.
  • Season salmon and cook in skillet until nicely browned on both sides.
  • Serve warm drizzling each fillet with balsamic rosemary glaze, garnished if desired.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Can I Subsitute Chicken for This Recipe?

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!

What Should I Serve with This Salmon?

I recommend serving it up with asparagus, green beans, roasted vegetables 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 :).

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

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Balsamic Glazed Salmon

5 from 4 votes

Such a tasty recipe! Salmon fillets are pan seared until perfectly golden brown and topped with a rich, sweetly sweet slightly tangy balsamic glaze. Garlic and rosemary are also included for two more layers of fresh flavor.

Servings: 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat and pour through a fine strainer into a heat proof dish. Set aside.
  4. Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. 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.
  6. Serve warm drizzling each fillet with balsamic rosemary glaze. Garnish with finely minced rosemary or parsley if desired

  7. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Glazed Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Potassium 879mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Sugars 13g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic salmon
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • Paulett JACKSON-BUFKIN: Wonderful recipe my family enjoyed on
    Saint Patrick Sunday! It was a requested
    hit for an encore meal! It makes me happy
    to know my husband & 3 teenage boys
    raved happily over this recipe!
    I look forward to more great recipes
    to introduce to my family! 😍👌🍀 March 17, 2019 at 6:53pm Reply

  • Kerri: Can I leave out the mustard and still be good? December 3, 2018 at 3:25pm Reply

  • Valerie King: Utterly delicious. Will definitely be making this again and again. June 30, 2018 at 1:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a 5 star review! July 3, 2018 at 10:34am Reply

  • Diane: Love this salmon recipe and the pan frying makes the salmon even tastier April 26, 2018 at 8:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it! April 27, 2018 at 11:00am Reply

  • Thoya: Can I use this sauce with with red snapper instead of Salmon? February 9, 2018 at 12:43am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes definitely. February 19, 2018 at 11:30am Reply

  • JESSICA: Hey Jaclyn, do you think if I bought a flavored balsamic glaze I should add the 1/4 cup white wine or low-sodium chicken broth
    2 Tbsp honey
    1 Tbsp dijon mustard? O just use the glaze itself? December 15, 2017 at 1:36pm Reply

  • Barb: We loved it. Better than lemon . Sauce could go on a kale salad. I found another recipe that has maple syrup and balsamic which I will try. We baked our fish and it was yummy. Love this recipe. October 23, 2017 at 12:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you loved it – thanks Barb! October 23, 2017 at 2:20pm Reply

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