Rating: 4.47 stars
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

These simple and few ingredients make for quick but elegant entertaining. The final broiling caramelizes the sugar to give the salmon its attractive, mildly sweet glaze.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, and pepper in a large bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon of marinade in a small bowl, and set aside. Add the salmon and toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove the salmon from the marinade, and shake off excess. Place salmon in an aluminum foil-lined baking dish, and sprinkle with salt.

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  • Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Roast in the preheated oven until the fish is easily flaked with a fork, about 10 minutes. Brush salmon with the reserved marinade, and return to the oven. Roast until glazed, about 1 minute.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 8.2g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 83.6mg; sodium 375.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2011
This is a very good marinade. I wound up marinating for more than 30 minutes. I did use fresh Rosemary. I prefer to use fresh herbs because it elevates the dish to a whole new level. I would use this marinade on other fish. I would even suggest using this for a pork loin or pork chops. I think the flavors would go really well with that type of protein. I served this on a bed of parmesan polenta and topped it with a polenta cake. I reserved some of the marinade to drizzle over the fish. The marinade I reserved was put aside before I added the fish. As to not contaminate it. I highly recommend reserving some on the side. It's really delicious. I did DOUBLE the recipe knowing I was going to reserve some to drizzle. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/28/2010
Not flavorful enough for us... too bland - even though it smelled good at the time of marinating. Read More
(2)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2011
This is a very good marinade. I wound up marinating for more than 30 minutes. I did use fresh Rosemary. I prefer to use fresh herbs because it elevates the dish to a whole new level. I would use this marinade on other fish. I would even suggest using this for a pork loin or pork chops. I think the flavors would go really well with that type of protein. I served this on a bed of parmesan polenta and topped it with a polenta cake. I reserved some of the marinade to drizzle over the fish. The marinade I reserved was put aside before I added the fish. As to not contaminate it. I highly recommend reserving some on the side. It's really delicious. I did DOUBLE the recipe knowing I was going to reserve some to drizzle. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
Made this for dinner and loved it. I didn't have any rosemary but it was great without. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
Wonderful and flavorful. It's the dead of winter and instead of the grill I used my oven. Turned out perfect. Like a few others I reserved some of the marinade and topped it with it at serving time. Very very good and most definitely will make this again. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
this was just as described - simple and elegant; really delicious too! I used 6oz center cut salmon portions for each person; served with brown rice and slivered almonds; asparagus tips drizzed w/ sesame oil - baked in foil and steamed baby spinach. Very healthy but the compliments focused on the fantastic flavors. Thank you so much cdagirl! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
This recipe is awesome! I love salmon my husband not so much but when I made this dish he commented it was the best salmon he ever ate. Would be great served over spring mix with a light dressing. Certainly suitable for company. Allrecipes is the best. I find such great recipes right at my fingertips. Thanks Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2011
This is such a flexible and FAST recipe. I like to substitute Arctic Chard. Sometimes it's cheaper than salmon, and it's rated very high on the sustainability scale! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2010
I do not like rosemary at all and whenever I make recipes that call for it I substitute with something else. For this dish I substituted with oregano and we loved it. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
This was simple and lovely...I added a bit more garlic and used fresh rosemary instead but otherwise it was great as is! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2011
This was really good. Salmon is probably my least favorite fish but I've been trying new ways of incorporating it more into my diet. This was probably the best way I've made it so far. I actually marinated all night and it had such good flavor. I would definitely make this again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
06/28/2010
Not flavorful enough for us... too bland - even though it smelled good at the time of marinating. Read More
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