Honey & Balsamic Glazed Salmon is a very simple way to add flavour to farmed salmon. The sweet and sour glaze makes a tasty sauce that turns this quick and easy recipe into an instant hit with all the family.
This recipe is so easy, just mix up the marinade and pour it over the salmon fillets. Then after an hour, quickly fry the salmon and serve.
I’m a big fan of farmed Scottish salmon, it may not have quite the same flavour as wild salmon but it is so much less expensive.
Growing up in Scotland in the 1960s we never at fresh salmon and even in the 1970s, it was a rare treat. So I really appreciate how fresh salmon has been made more accessible by farming.
Ingredients for Honey & Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillets
All quantities and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page
You will need the following ingredients:
- 4 Scottish Salmon Fillets
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Dijon Mustard
- Olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
Mix the Marinade
Crush the garlic and mix together with the honey, vinegar, and mustard. Brush both sides of the salmon with a pastry brush in order to make sure that the flavour penetrates the whole fillet.
Fry the Honey & Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillets
Heat the olive oil in the frying pan and fry the salmon fillets for 3 minutes each side. Turn the fish only once.
Check the salmon fillets are cooked by easing back a flake of fish. The salmon should be pink. Add the remaining glaze to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes then brush the salmon with the remaining glaze.
Remove the salmon from the heat before it is fully pink inside. The fillets continue to cook in the residual heat and are less likely to dry out.
Serve the Honey & Balsamic Glazed Salmon with new potatoes and salad or with Easy Roasted Pepper Couscous.
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Honey & Balsamic Glazed Salmon
- Measuring spoons
- small bowl
- Frying Pan
- garlic crusher
- Pastry brush
- 4 Scottish salmon fillets
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tbsp runny honey
- 1 garlic clove peeled and crushed
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Mix together the vinegar, mustard, honey, garlic and seasoning in a bowl. Brush over both sides of the salmon and leave in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan on high heat.
- Sear the steaks for approximately 3 minutes on each side, turning only once. The cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fish fillets.
- Check that the fish is cooked with the tip of a knife. It is ready if it flakes easily and is pink.
- I like to remove the fish before it is fully pink as the fish will continue to cook in the residual heat.
- Remove from the pan and keep warm. Add the remaining glaze to the pan and cook for a couple minutes then brush the salmon with the remaining glaze.