Amazing Balsamic Glazed Salmon

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I’m very excited to share this salmon recipe. It’s one of the best you’ll ever taste! I’m not kidding. It’s truly delicious! If you’re not much of a salmon fan but want to be, I think this is a wonderful recipe to try. Each heart healthy serving has 276 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 3 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 7 Green.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


Ingredients Balsamic Glaze:

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 tablespoon honey

½ tablespoon dijon mustard

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, divided

½ teaspoon garlic clove, finely minced


Ingredients for Salmon:

2 (5 oz) salmon fillets

1 lemon, cut in half

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


Instructions

1. Squeeze ½ lemon over salmon and let it rest 10 minutes at room temperature. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, white wine, honey, dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon rosemary, and 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, about 5-7 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with foil.

3. Add both salmon fillets to the baking pan. Sprinkle each with lots of lemons and drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Season each piece with a little salt and pepper. Place in broiler and cook until salmon is browned about 3 minutes. Carefully flip salmon to the opposite side and continue to broil for about 3 minutes, until cooked through.

4. Plate each piece of salmon. Drizzle half the warmed glaze over each piece. Sprinkle the top of each with ¼ teaspoon chopped rosemary.

Makes 2 servings


Healthy Benefits
Salmon is high in protein and is a rich source of vitamins A and the B-group vitamins.  Salmon is a good source of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. Perhaps, most important, salmon contains Omega-3 oil, which decreases the risk of coronary heart disease and certain cancers.


Storage Tips

Store balsamic vinegar in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry. Unopened it will keep almost indefinitely; once opened, it can be stored up to 6 months at room temperature.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints
3-Blue
WW SmartPoints 7-Green
WW POINTS PLUS
7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (5 oz ) serving, includes glaze
277 calories, 9g fat, 1.3g sat. fat, 78mg chol, 28g prot, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, 282mg sod, 10g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
52 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 10g sugar

Comments

  1. Jill, I’ve actually never made this salmon on the grill. But in general, be sure to brush the grill grates with oil. Place salmon on grill and close the lid. Once the salmon has been placed on the grill, do not move them until you are going to flip them over. Otherwise, they may fall apart. Cook about 3 minutes. Turn over and close the lid. Cook for another 2-5 minutes, again depending on the thickness of the fillets.
    Good luck!
    My best,
    Nancy

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