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Seared Salmon with Balsamic Sauce

A friend gave me this quick and easy approach to salmon. It has a mildly sweet sauce and is such a hit that I've passed it to other fish fans. —Trish Horton, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Coarsely ground pepper

Directions

  • Sprinkle salmon with salt. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place salmon in skillet, skin side up; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • In same skillet, combine water, vinegar, lemon juice and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/3 cup, stirring occasionally. Serve salmon with sauce; sprinkle with pepper.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with about 1 tablespoon sauce: 231 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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