Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I seem to glaze a lot these days eh. There’s the honey lemon chicken one, then there’s the blueberry butter cake one (aside: EVERY single time I type “blueberry”, it always comes out as bluRberry the first time around. I think that’s saying something to me. I should trademark “Blurberry”. Epitome of Jayne. Blur. Okay, that’s that.), my French apple tart, Brussels sprouts

It’s about time I glaze some fish, aye?

This is such an easy recipe, it probably doesn’t need a recipe. Ha! But I had to share. I’ve kept this long enough in my folder and it’s time to give it a place here.

It only took very few ingredients: Salmon Fillet, Balsamic Vinegar, Honey, Garlic, Pepper, Salt
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I made quite a bit of glaze.. Show you what else I used it for soon ;-).
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Honey is needed to balance out the sour sour vinegar. 
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I used grated garlic because I’m a garlic junkie. We go through garlic here like the wind through your face. (That probably didn’t make sense.)
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After a good bubbly bubbly on the stove, I drape that glaze over seasoned salmon fillets.
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We like our salmon medium rare so this took about 10 minutes in a hot oven.
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Yes, we had this with tzatiki. It was such a good good accompaniment. 
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Tangy fresh sauce with oily rich fish.
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One of the speediest dinners I’ve ever made.
I’m planning to glaze salmon with all sorts of stuff.

Any suggestions?


“Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Butter and honey shall He eat, that He may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.” (Isaiah 7:14-15)

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Balsamic Glazed Salmon
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Recipe type: Main, Seafood
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 2
  • 2 Salmon Fillets, pinbones removed & & patted dry
  • ¼ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 clove Garlic, grated/minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp ground Black Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  3. Lay salmon fillet on baking pan and season with salt & pepper.
  4. In a sauce pan, pour in vinegar, honey & garlic.
  5. Bring to a simmer for about 5 minutes or until sticky. Be careful not to burn because of the high sugar content.
  6. Spread about 1-2 tbsp glaze over each salmon fillet.
  7. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or to the your preferred doneness.
  8. Serve with a salad or tzatziki.


  1. Salmon has never been one of my favorite fish (only because my mother always overcooked it when I was growing up). I still do like it sometimes but I always want a big hit of flavor with it. This looks perfect.

  2. Your salmon looks delicious. Love that glaze!

  3. As we all love salmon in my household, a new salmon recipe is very appreciated! Balsamic glazed… that sounds lovely!

  4. Salmon is my husband’s and my favorite fish. We eat it all the time. The balsamic and honey sounds great! Sweet and sour combo.

  5. Just mouthwatering…looks delicious!

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