Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dinner's Ready!

I made the best new recipe last night! Talk about absolutely yummyoscrupdillyitious. Yes, that is a word in my vocabulary. As i am not very experienced with cooking salmon, you can imagine my great delight when the Mr. and i sat down to eat and it was ever so good! I paired it with a simple macaroni salad and wa-la! The kids ate, but without much comment (as 2 teenagers, they could have cared less that they were eating the best ever Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze). I will share the recipe with you below.

One note: not sure if i was supposed to be drinking a Merlot with this or not. However; i had it, and i like it, therefore i drank it. Second note: i would double the glaze in the recipe below, soooo yummy! Third (and i promise last) note: Don't overcook the salmon or it will be dry!

Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. orange juice
2 Tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 skin on salmon fillets
2 Tablespoons butter
salt and pepper

Whisk vinegar, honey and orange juice together, set aside. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon with salt and pepper and cook skin side up without moving till sell browned about 4-5 min. Flip salmon skin side down and cook till all but the very center is opaque, approx 2-3 min. Transfer to platter and cover with foil. Wipe pan out with paper towel and lower heat. Carefully pour balsamic mixture into pan. Simmer until thick and syrupy, about 5 min. Whisk in butter and pour over salmon. Enjoy with whatever wine you like or have on hand!!!

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