Lemon Balsamic Glazed Salmon

by Kristine on October 28, 2015

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Recipes

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We like to have salmon about once a week, and with all those healthy omega 3 fats, its such a great protein to choose. While I sometimes like a creamy sauce on my salmon (my lemon dill salmon is fantastic), I do also like sauces that are more of a sweeter glaze. This lemon balsamic glazed salmon is a great combo of sweetness and acidity and the garlic gives a great punch. I love garlic.

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The sauce is also the marinade, but you only need to marinate for 30 minutes (or less if you’re short on time). The sauce turns the salmon into a dark color from the soy sauce and balsamic. I served it with sauteed green beans on the side, and some cooked black quinoa (I used Green Quinoa, which is organic) that I made in my rice cooker.

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I hope you give it a try next time you make salmon! I think you’ll really like it! Hubby raved, so I think I know I’ll be making it again soon.

Lemon Balsamic Glazed Salmon
 
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Recipe type: Main
Yield: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 fillets of salmon (11.5 oz total or 330 g). I used wild sockeye salmon.
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (2 Tbsp)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp lower sodium soy sauce (or low sodium tamari for gluten-free)
Instructions
  1. In a large plastic bag or bowl, mix together everything except the salmon. Whisk together or shake lightly if in a bag.
  2. Add the raw salmon fillets and allow to marinate for about 30 min.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Pour the salmon and the sauce into an oven safe dish (an 8x8 or 9x13 works best)
  5. Bake for 20-23 minutes until salmon is fork tender and cooked through.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 fillet salmon, ½ the sauce Calories: 316 Fat: 11 g Saturated fat: 1.5 g Carbs: 9.4 g Sugar: 0.3 g Sodium: 517 mg Fiber: 0.2 g Protein: 42 g Cholesterol: 103 mg

 

 

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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