This decadent Pan-Seared Balsamic Glazed Salmon is full of flavor and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Did I mention how much hubby loves salmon? Next to his number one choice, Southern food…salmon is a close second. He could definitely enjoy a pan-seared salmon at least once or twice a week. We both love those super crispy edges along with a flaky tender flesh. THE BEST!!!
I decided to go with a balsamic glazed salmon this week instead of maple glazed or jerk glazed but you should definitely try those as well. This decadent balsamic glaze reduction provides an intense, sweet yet tangy sauce that complements the salmon so well. If I’m being completely honest, it would certainly complement boot leather equally as well. It’s just that tasty!! We also prefer wild balsamic glazed salmon over farmed due to the many more health benefits. Wild salmon provides more calcium, iron, potassium and zinc than its more contaminated counterpart.
This WILD Pan Seared Balsamic Glazed Salmon remind me of how WILD God is about us!!! His love is sooooo deep for us, guys!! John 3:16 states,“For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life (NLT). To give and sacrifice something so precious as a one and only Son in order to offer us eternal life is just unfathomable!! How could He be so generous?!?!? It’s only because He’s just that WILD about you!! Say Grace and enjoy!!
- Balsamic Glaze
- ½ c. balsamic vinegar
- ¼ c. white wine such as a Chardonnay
- 2 T. honey
- 1 T. Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Chopped chives, garnish
- 4 (6 oz) wild salmon fillets, skin removed
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- Grapeseed oil, for pan searing
- Sauteed Spinach
- 16 oz baby spinach
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 T. butter
- Kosher salt
- Black pepper
- Make Balsamic Glaze - Combine vinegar, white wine, honey, garlic and Dijon mustard in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
- Make the spinach - In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and saute the garlic over medium heat for about 1 minute, until it's fragrant.
- Add the spinach, salt, and pepper to the skillet, toss it with the garlic and oil.
- Toss until the spinach is wilted. Add butter and kosher salt. Keep warm.
- Heat a large stainless steel pan on medium to high heat.
- Make sure that each fillet is completely dry before seasoning all the pieces with salt and pepper. Be sure to season on both sides.
- Now that your pan is hot, coat the bottom with grapeseed oil.
- In batches, cook the salmon 2-3 minutes on the first side depending on the thickness of your fillets. Do not move the salmon around. Salmon should now be opaque half way through.
- Flip the salmon over to brown the other side for about 2 minutes. Once the salmon has reached 140 degrees, it's done. Be sure not to overcook.
- Plate the spinach then salmon and glaze it with the balsamic glaze. Garnish with the chives. Say Grace and enjoy!
Adapted from Cooking Classy