balsamic glazed salmon

23 Jan

My mom gave me a jar of Black Garlic in my stocking.  She said it was a new hip and happening food item and she thought I would enjoy trying it.  Well, I just used it for the first time in this recipe and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

Black Garlic’s website describes it as “a simple food with a wonderfully complex flavor. Black garlic is sweet meets savory, a perfect mix of molasses-like richness and tangy garlic undertones. It has a tender, almost jelly-like texture with a melt-in-your-mouth consistency similar to a soft, dried fruit.  Black garlic is all-natural. There are no additives and no preservatives. Ever. In fact, there’s only one ingredient—garlic. It’s aged for a month in a special fermentation process under high heat, where it develops its darker color, softer texture and sweeter taste. Amazing what a month can do.”

oh, sooooo amazing.

I served the salmon with my smashed roasted potatoes and green beans which I roasted in the oven (I sprayed them with a Misto filled with olive oil, sprinkled on salt and added 2 sliced black garlic cloves).  I’ve made this salmon recipe many times without the black garlic and it is fantastic.

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • one clove black garlic, diced
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 4 salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. butter

Whisk together vinegar, juice, honey, black garlic, and red pepper flakes.  Add rosemary sprig.

Heat oil in a cast iron skillet until smoking.  Season salmon with salt and pepper and cook until browned and all but center is opaque.  Transfer to plate and cover with foil.

Decrease heat to medium and add glaze.  Cook until thick and syrupy.  Remove rosemary and whisk in butter.  Pour over salmon.  Serves 4.

Using the Weight Watcher’s Recipe Builder, each serving has 8 PointsPlus.

1 Comment

Posted by on January 23, 2012 in points plus, raves, seafood, vegetarian


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One response to “balsamic glazed salmon

  1. Beth Aversa

    September 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    This was very easy to make and very tasty even though I don’t have black garlic. Now I’ll have to get some.


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