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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.3
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
  • Sodium: 270.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 19.0 g

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Balsamic Glazed Cracked Pepper Salmon - Clean Eating


Balsamic Glazed Cracked Pepper Salmon - Clean Eating

Introduction

This recipe is super easy, quick, delicious AND qualifies as a Clean Eating meal.

I've made this recipe twice in the past week and my super picky husband has cleaned his plate both times! I usually serve it with brown rice and a vegetable.

My personal notes on this dish...less is more. Add the vinegar/honey mixture in a little bit at a time - you don't want your salmon swimming in it, just coated in it. The balsamic vinegar will darken the color of the salmon, so you may think it's done or burning, but it's probably just discolored. I like to cook my salmon until it is very firm and it has an almost hard glaze to the outside. Cook it for a minute or two longer than you think you need to!

Also, for the red pepper flakes, less is more again! I love the flavor of red pepper flakes and honey {I even eat that mixture on my chicken nuggets} remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it away!

Enjoy!
This recipe is super easy, quick, delicious AND qualifies as a Clean Eating meal.

I've made this recipe twice in the past week and my super picky husband has cleaned his plate both times! I usually serve it with brown rice and a vegetable.

My personal notes on this dish...less is more. Add the vinegar/honey mixture in a little bit at a time - you don't want your salmon swimming in it, just coated in it. The balsamic vinegar will darken the color of the salmon, so you may think it's done or burning, but it's probably just discolored. I like to cook my salmon until it is very firm and it has an almost hard glaze to the outside. Cook it for a minute or two longer than you think you need to!

Also, for the red pepper flakes, less is more again! I love the flavor of red pepper flakes and honey {I even eat that mixture on my chicken nuggets} remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it away!

Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp honey
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
    Red pepper flakes, to taste
    Sea salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
    4 wild caught salmon fillets {about 5 oz each}




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Directions

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season both sides of salmon with salt and cracked pepper. Add salmon to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.


Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and honey. Add vinegar mixture to skillet and simmer until fish is fork-tender and liquid reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes. For a thicker, reduced sauce, simmer for 5 to 10 additional minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DYINGINSIDE.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! I made it in my FlavorWave convection oven and it turned out perfectly. used the extra sauce over asparagus and zucchini. Yum! - 5/4/10

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    The nutritional info. on this recipe is wrong. It says each salmon fillet should be approx. 5 oz however that comes out at 258 cals. - 3/15/10

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  • Incredible!
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    Followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect! The whole family enjoyed this. We'll be making this frequently! - 8/9/09

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  • I need some expert advice. Most Salmon I buy is 1" think on the big end. I usually take off the skin prior to cookin. To make sure it is done, cause I miss sometimes, what is the minimum time per side, cooking indoors in a skillet. This recipe sounds great but want to clear up my question before try - 8/13/13

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  • Great! Even my very picky boys liked it!!!! - 4/15/11

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  • This recipe was delicious and I will make it again, but as others mentioned, the calorie count was way off. The salmon alone is 258 calories. I input this dish + 5 oz of salmon and ended up with 409 calories. - 8/31/10

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  • This was an excellent, easy dinner! My fiance who is pretty picky even ate it! I will definitely make it again. - 6/10/10

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  • Loved this, make it weekly for my daughter and I - 4/23/10

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  • My Husband and I loved this! Used the extra sauce on brown rice. GREAT! - 3/12/10

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  • soo yummy i love balsamic and i used in this dish an aged balsamic infused with galic and it was just soooo tasty! - 3/5/10

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  • This is delicous...my whole family loves it...we had it for dinner tonight...I'll be adding this to my recipe box for sure, and its so easy. I put my salmon filet under the broiler, and brushed the glaze on top of the filet as it was cooking. - 3/4/10

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  • I really liked this. I cooked it just like the recipe said. Yummy and easy! - 3/4/10

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  • Not my favourite salmon recipe but it is fairly quick to make and doesn't take too many ingredients. - 2/10/10

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  • I tried this about 2-3 weeks ago and everyone loved it. Making it again tonight :) - 2/4/10

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  • My husband and I enjoyed this very much. I will reduce the vinegar just a tad next time but overall very tasty. I also question the calories listed above on it though. - 1/22/10

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  • I give this 5 stars its delicious! I agree less is more with this one ...try using vanilla & fig balsamic vinegar its to die for...I know this is an eat clean recipe & I love that but i always have a glass of white wine (pinot grigio) with my dinner. Absolutely delicious! - 1/14/10

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  • OMG this so was good. My husband usually likes his with the fish batter you buy and he was impressed. We used fresh crappie he just caught. Thanks so much for sharing. Will definitely use again! - 1/12/10

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  • it was very good i just made the mistake of broiling the fish too long i think next i will poach the fish and then pop in the oven to broil for the glaze part - 1/9/10

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  • So simple, so basic, with amazing flavor! I plan on making this again. - 1/7/10

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  • Thank you Trophywife - I cannot wait to try this tonight! - 12/28/09

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  • I liked this a lot. Was surprised at how sweet it was. Will definitely make this again.

    I don't know what's going on with the calories for this recipe though, 'cause according to the nutrition tracker 5oz. salmon is about 270 calories. ( I used atlantic salmon). - 5/31/09

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  • I love eating salmon!! - 5/12/09

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  • This recipe is soooo easy to fix and just so wonderful to eat! Both my husband and I are just crazy about it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. - 4/24/09

    Reply from (5/3/09)
    I'm so glad you like it!


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  • This was a very good marinade, and easy. We will make it again.

    I did, however, bake the fish, and when I do, I always pack a lasagna pan full of veggies to cook along with the fish. I used Red Onion, Garlic, Red Peppers and Mushrooms. Delish with the marinade! - 4/22/09

    Reply from (5/3/09)
    Great idea to add in a ton of veggies!


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  • This was so delicious. It was sweet but subtle, and yummy. I ate it with a side of brocoli and mangos. yum. - 4/21/09

    Reply from (4/22/09)
    Excellent! Glad you enjoyed it!


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