Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Sauce

Eat Your Omega-3-Rich Fish!

I usually roast salmon, it’s easy and fast. Here is a recipe that is delicious and nutritious that uses balsamic vinegar. I love balsamic vinegar.

Salmon is a highly nutritious food. It is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and a unique type of health-promoting fat, the omega-3 essential fatty acids. But did you know that a 4 oz serving of wild salmon provides a full day’s requirement of vitamin D? It is one of the few foods that can make that claim.

Just two servings of Omega-3-rich fish a week can lower triglycerides. Triglycerides are a form in which fat is carried in your bloodstream. In normal amounts, triglycerides are important for good health because they serve as a major source of energy. High levels of triglycerides, however, are associated with high total cholesterol, high LDL (bad) cholesterol and low HDL (good) cholesterol), and therefore, with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

It’s a fish which even people who don’t like fish can enjoy. It is firm enough to grill, can be cooked in many different ways, and doesn’t dry out as easily as many other fish.

Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Sauce

Serves 4

4 salmon fillets or 4 salmon steaks
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs honey or 2 Tbs packed brown sugar
1 Tbs stone ground Dijon mustard
2 tsp sesame oil or 2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Line a baking sheet or shallow baking dish with foil.

Place the salmon fillet or steaks skin-side down on the prepared baking sheet.

Stir together the sauce ingredients and spoon or spread the mixture over the salmon.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 11-12 minutes per inch, until the fish flakes with a fork.

Use a thin spatula to remove the fish from the pan, and try to leave the skin behind on the foil.

Serve immediately.

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3 thoughts on “Roasted Salmon with Balsamic Sauce

  1. Made this tonight – loved it! I spooned the excess glaze over the roast winter vegetables I made with the meal. By the way love your blog!

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