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Balsamic Orange Salmon

Preparing fish is not very difficult to fix and should not be only reserved for guests. This salmon recipe is so simple and has such a wonderful outcome that you will be wanting to serve it all the time. —Taste of Home Cooking School
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 salmon fillets (6 ounces each), skin removed
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Dash salt
  • Sliced green onions and orange slices, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the zest, vinegar, honey and salt. Spread over salmon. Tuck any thin parts of salmon under fillets for even cooking. Place in a Ziploc® Zip 'n Steam™ Bag, with thicker portions toward outer edges of bag. Seal bag.
  • Microwave on high for 3-1/2 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. If needed, microwave at 30-second intervals until salmon tests done. Let stand for 1 minute before handling.
  • Meanwhile, for dipping sauce, combine the orange juice, balsamic vinegar,honey and salt. Carefully open bag. Use spatula to remove salmon from bag. Garnish with green onions and orange slices if desired. Serve with dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 294 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 454mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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  • cbenne12
    Nov 29, 2013

    Cooked in the oven instead of microwave to keep it moist. Absolutely wonderful flavor!

  • tstreich
    Jul 11, 2013

    I did make this in the microwave and although not the best, the glaze was wonderful. Definitely will not microwave again but will make on the grill or in the oven.

  • klsmith1944
    Jun 11, 2013

    No way would I microwave any fish I followed the recipe for the glaze and the dipping sauce and grilled the salmon and used the the glaze like a BBQ sauce it was wonderful!!!!

  • cricket22
    May 3, 2013

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  • donnafajardo
    Mar 29, 2013

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    Mar 2, 2013

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  • DViola
    Feb 22, 2013

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  • Gwenah
    Aug 22, 2012

    I agree with all of you that cooking this in the microwave is a terrible idea! However, it's wonderful if baked in the oven! I looked up a different salmon recipe and baked this at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes. My family LOVED it!

  • ValerieLynch
    Aug 8, 2012

    I have to agree with the plastic in the microwave reviewer-that's why European countries won't allow microwaves! But I did try the marinade and baked the salmon in the oven--not so good :( Won't make again.

  • AngelY2K
    Aug 7, 2012

    OMG Microwave? Are you kidding me?