Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Salmon is my favorite fish.  I don’t get to eat it often because my local grocery store does NOT have a good seafood section so, when I’m in the city (that sounds so weird to say… because I don’t feel like I live in no where land but coming from NJ where everything is 5 minutes away I guess I really do live in no where land) anyway. So when I am in the “city” I pick up the best fish I can find (and is on sale…I’m not made of money and seafood can be expensive).  This past week it was Salmon.  I wanted to make it with a glaze and I love balsamic.  I make balsamic reductions fairly often… serve it over a caprese salad, delizioso! (In my best Italian accent) I changed it up a bit though by using brown sugar instead of white granulated sugar.

Balsamic Glaze
Balsamic Glaze

So here it is, three ingredient dinner; Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Salmon. It’s such a great weeknight meal because of it’s simplicity and left overs can be added to a salad and you’ll have yourself a wonderful lunch the following day.  I hope you enjoy!


Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Salmon

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 4, 6 oz. Salmon filets
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Balsamic Vinegar


Pre-Heat oven to 375°

While your oven is heating up you can get the glaze ready

  1. In a small pot over low-medium heat stir the brown sugar and balsamic vinegar until the sugar dissolves.  This needs to simmer til it’s reduced by half and is syrupy in consistency.  Approximately 25-30 minutes, stir often. Once it has thickened set aside to cool.
  2. In a shallow baking dish lined with aluminum foil (prevents sticking and makes for easy clean up) place down your salmon filets and spread the cooled down glaze on top of the fish.
  3. Place in the oven for 25 minutes. Add more glaze half way through for added flavor.


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