Seared Salmon with Sweet Glaze Recipe

Seared Salmon with Sweet Glaze Recipe

This is a great way to cook salmon, the sauce brings out the sweetness in the fish.  If you are a fan of sweet flavors then this seared salmon with sweet glaze recipe is for you. I found that the sauce doesn’t thicken as well as I would like so I added cornstarch to the mixture to make it thicken better but this is optional.


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed plus
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch(optional)
  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on (center cut)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Stir the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, water, brown sugar and cornstarch if used in a small bowl.
  2. Pat the salmon fillet dry and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium to high heat(not smoking). Increase heat to high, add salmon skin side up, and sear until well browned, This should take about 4 minutes.
  4. Turn salmon over and sear until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  5. Transfer salmon to plates and carefully add vinegar mixture to skillet (mixture will bubble and steam so be careful!).
  6. Bring to a simmer, stirring, until thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 2 minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes(it thickens when it is cooling)
  7. Spoon glaze over salmon.

Seared Salmon with Sweet Glaze Recipe Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2.8g 14%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 7.6g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 7g
Protein 65.2g 130%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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