Thursday, March 09, 2006

Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillet

I tried this recipe yesterday. I remembered watching a TV show where the host used balsamic vinegar to glaze her meat. She persuaded her viewers (including me) that although balsamic vinegar has a strong pungent smell while cooking, the taste on the dish would be really nice. Believing in her professional advice, I followed a similar recipe from the internet.

I didn't manage to capture the picture when the dish was out from the oven, but this is OCT's lunch box with the salmon fillet on the left compartment.

I think I probably won't repeat this dish as it was too vinegar-y to our liking :(
I don't understand why it received such rave reviews from other readers....anyway, if any of you have tried this recipe and love it, please let me know if I have done anything wrong. Oh, OCT added some cilantro to his fillet, which smell and taste I can't stand. But he said they goes well.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillet

6 (5 ounce) salmon fillets
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon white wine
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Coat a small saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook and stir garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Mix in white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
Arrange salmon fillets on foil-lined baking sheet. Brush fillets with balsamic glaze, and sprinkle with oregano.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Brush fillets with remaining glaze, and season with salt and pepper. Use a spatula to transfer fillets to serving platter, leaving the skin behind on the foil.

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