Simple Salmon with Balsamic Sauce Recipe -
Simple Salmon with Balsamic Sauce  Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Simple Salmon with Balsamic Sauce

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"Simply delicious and tender baked salmon, with fresh squeezed lemon, butter, and chopped fresh parsley, is basted in a rich balsamic sauce."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Dip salmon fillets in melted margarine, covering both sides. Place in a baking dish. Squeeze lemons evenly over each fillet.
  3. Whisk balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and garlic together in a bowl; spoon over salmon fillets. Sprinkle with parsley; drizzle any remaining butter over fillets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil for 3 minutes before serving.
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Dec 23, 2012

I thought this turned out very well. I just sprinkled lemon juice on top and estimated the liquid ingredients. It is a simple sauce that does go well on salmon, and although I cooked one filet a bit longer, it was a larger size so needed it. thanks for the recipe!

Oct 09, 2012

I didn't have lemon and used maple syrup instead of white sugar... but it turned out very yummy! We don't have salmon often but this was a very easy and satisfying way to prepare it :)


15 Ratings

Oct 01, 2012

I followed the recipe but used Olivio spray instead of the melted margarine. I thought it was sooo easy and very tasty. My husband, who can take or leave salmon, really liked it!

Feb 16, 2014

We have been making this dish for a while, it's one of our favorite ways to prepare salmon. The balsamic sauce is so delicious, just simply drizzle a little of the sauce on a salad and you're ready to go! Sometimes I substitute brown sugar for the white. Thanks for posting this, I can't believe I haven't reviewed it already.

Jan 21, 2015

very nice and easy. my wife was a little scared when she saw the sauce but liked it a lot. I made the sauce about one hour before starting and let it sit in the frig to let the ingredients marry. I think it brought out the combined flavoring of the sauce better. I also added a very little bit of shiracha into the sauce for a little heat.

Feb 10, 2015

Just made this tonight - pretty good! I liked it, my husband prefers salmon with just lemon, butter and garlic, but I thought this was a fun variation to how I usually make salmon. I followed everything except I didn't have a lemon, so I just added about 1 tbsp lemon juice to the sauce.

Jan 15, 2015

I bake salmon about once a week and was looking for something different to switch things up. Loved this-- simple to whip together and tasted great! I'll be using this one again!

Jan 07, 2015

Made this last night. I don't cook fish too often; I'm always afraid I'll the overcook the fish. I loved the flavor blend of balsamic vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and garlic! So easy to make : )


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  • Calories
  • 364 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 24.7 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 25 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 686 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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