Sunday, June 3, 2012

Balsamic Salmon

This is a recipe that I have developed It is super simple and easy.

Balsamic Salmon

Preheat the oven to 350

4-6 Salmon portions about 5 oz each (Thawed if frozen)

place salmon on a baking sheet
season with salt and pepper


2 Tablespoons chopped chives
1/2 cup Mayonaise
1 1/2  Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 small garlic clove chopped or a small sprinkle of garlic powder
mix ingredients together in a small bowl

spread topping mix over the fish

sprinkle with Parmesan cheese

for fish that is about 1 1/2 inches thick  bake in the oven for about 12-15  minutes. If it is more like 1 inch thick you will need about 8-10 minutes.   A general rule of thumb for  baked fish is about 8 minutes per inch thickness. 

here is our salmon just  before going into the oven

Telling when fish is done can be tricky. Here are some pointers.

1. It should flake apart when touched on the corner. Do NOT use the flake test in the center.  If you wait for it to flake in the center it is overdone and will be dry.

2. If you want to use an instant read thermometer 145 is the temp to look for.

3.  I also use a look test. You can see a color and texture change.

Fish is not as hard to cook as people make it out to be.  Try it today.

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  1. I agree with you, cooking fish isn't as hard as it is made out to be. I have a very similar fish reicpe. Not Balsamic vinegar. That would give it a twist! Thanks for linking up!

  2. That looks so good. My husband and son love salmon and I can't wait to give this a try. For my daughter, I would have to substitute vegan mayo and home made Parmesan cheese, but that is no problem. Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from the Homestead hop and would like to invite you to share your recipe in our recipe hop. It is a weekly event beginning on Sundays at 7pm and ends each Wed. at midnight. Sure hope to see you there ☺

    1. We often make it without the cheese, I like the cheese when we have it on hand. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I would love to read more of your blog and share in the recipe hop. please leave a note as to the web adress where the hop is hosted and I will be sure to check it out.

  3. I love how fast and easy fish recipes are. What a delicious way to prepare salmon; it really looks tasty!

  4. I always love a good easy recipe - and your salmon sounds delicious! Balsamic vinegar adds such a wonderful flavour to recipes. Great tip about the flake test as well!

  5. thanks for linking in to Food on Friday. Cheers

  6. What a great way to keep the fish nice and moist.