Balsamic and Raisin Glazed Salmon
Oh salmon, you’re so gorgeous with your peachy pink flesh and shimmering silvery coat. You’re quick, easy and good for me (how many things can we say that about). Truth be told, I don’t eat nearly enough fish. It’s not for lack of not loving it, ’cause I do. I need to put it on my grocery list more often (naturally that will work like a charm right? I always get everything on my list – side-eye) It bakes up perfectly in about 15 minutes, and the glaze. Hold your horses on this one. It’s balsamic and raisin and will knock your socks off.
Yes, I said raisins, perfect for snacking – hello quick energy burst – but they’re good for so much more. Like plopping them into a pot adding water and boiling them until they’re so plump they just might explode. A quick whizz around your trusty blender or food processor, whichever floats your boat, and you have a beautiful base for this quick glaze. Grab your silicone brush and get ready to slather this all over, the salmon that is.
Since the oven is so hot side dishes cook up at the same time in a flash. I added a pan of carrots for roasting (a little butter, white wine and minced parsley) and potatoes (dressed simply with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper). Boom. Simple. Healthy. Delicious. Don’t adjust your screens, yes you’re still on bell’alimento.
Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for California Raisins. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.
- 1 cup California raisins
- 2 pound salmon filet - cut into desired pieces or left whole
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- sliced green onions to garnish - optional
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Place raisins into a small sauce pan. Add enough water to cover raisins. Over high heat Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes until plump. Drain. Transfer to blender and pulse until smooth. Transfer to small bowl.
- To raisin puree add balsamic vinegar, garlic. Whisk to combine.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone mat. Place salmon filet on baking sheet. Season with salt/pepper. Brush half of balsamic/raisin mixture onto salmon. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
- Brush with remaining balsamic/raisin mixture and return to oven for additional 5 minutes OR until salmon flakes easily with fork.
- Garnish with optional onions if desired.