This is a great recipe for salmon incorporating Mediterranean ingredients and spices. Everyone I've made this for loved it!!

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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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  • Mix together the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Arrange the salmon fillets in a shallow baking dish. Rub garlic onto the fillets, then pour the vinegar and oil over them, turning once to coat. Season with cilantro, basil, and garlic salt. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat your oven's broiler.

  • Place the salmon about 6 inches from the heat source, and broil for 15 minutes, turning once, or until browned on both sides and easily flaked with a fork. Brush occasionally with the sauce from the pan.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

390.7 calories; 15 g protein; 3.6 g carbohydrates; 41.7 mg cholesterol; 725.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2004
Looking for a new way to make salmon, and this one turned out well. I omitted cilantro because I do not like it, but added a bit of rosemary and thyme in its place. Friend suggested adding a bit of diced tomato and chopped ripe olives to mixture - which I will do the next time I make this. Served with rice pilaf and steamed spinach for a quick and easy "healthy" dinner. Thanks, Ariel101. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2012
This was easy to make but it lacked flavor. I made slits in the salmon so the marinade would penetrate better. I cut way back on the oil and just drizzled it the balsamic and seasonings over the salmon. I let it marinate for about 10 minutes then baked it for 18 minutes at 400 degrees. Read More
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254 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 53
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2004
Looking for a new way to make salmon, and this one turned out well. I omitted cilantro because I do not like it, but added a bit of rosemary and thyme in its place. Friend suggested adding a bit of diced tomato and chopped ripe olives to mixture - which I will do the next time I make this. Served with rice pilaf and steamed spinach for a quick and easy "healthy" dinner. Thanks, Ariel101. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
We spread about 2 T minced garlic over the salmon, brushed with olive oil and balsamic (not the whole amount) and covered with chopped fresh basil. We baked without turning instead of broiling. It couldn't have been better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2006
This is a good, simple recipe for salmon. The salmon flavor really comes through, and is not hidden by the other ingredients. I cut both the olive oil and vinegar in half, and it was more than enough to cover my 1 pound-plus salmon filet. You don't need that much oil/vinegar. I also only used 3 garlic cloves, because I was serving something else garlicky. I didn't have any cilantro, so I tripled the basil. And finally, I only sprinkled on a little garlic salt, it would have been way too salty with all of it. Went well with Calabrese Style Spaghetti (from this site) and fresh corn on the cob. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This one is a five star after making a few adjustments. This recipe was just crying out for fresh rosemary rather than cilantro, and I'm so glad I made that call. I left out the garlic salt, just going with the fresh garlic rub, as I didn't see the need for it. The marinade went over salmon steaks which we placed on the bbq, herb side up, turning after 10 minutes and cooking for a total of 15. Absolutely divine. Amazing flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
This recipe is superb!!! My kids and I loved it and I know my husband will love it too!! I did cut back on the olive oil. (used about 1/4 - 1/3 cup instead) Didn't have cliantro so I used Italian Parsley in it's place. EXCELLENT!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2006
Really enjoyed it! I made it with something else and so cooked at 400F, turning once, and then broiled for 5 min. I didn't have cilantro, but I'm going to get it for next time. I found it worked well. I agree that it didn't require as much olive oil - I'm going to try 1/4 cup next time. Cheers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Both my boyfriend and myself really loved this marinade. It works just as well on swordfish and is so quick and easy that I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
I would give it 4, but my picky eaters loved it, so it deserves a 5. I baked it at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. I don't like cilantro, so I used fresh rosemary and omitted basil and garlic salt. I also reduced oil to 1/4 c. It was tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2005
I was very impressed with this recipe. Just the fact that it takes less than half an hour to make is wonderful, but the results are very tasty, which is extra wonderful! I did not have any cilantro on hand, so I made this without that, but I followed the rest of the recipe as is. I would add LESS olive oil next time... it was a little too much! 15 minutes would have been way too long for my salmon (it was more like 11-12 min), but maybe my fillets were smaller than the recipe called for. My husband was very happy with this and so was my daughter. Thanks for the fast and yummy recipe, Ariel! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/24/2012
This was easy to make but it lacked flavor. I made slits in the salmon so the marinade would penetrate better. I cut way back on the oil and just drizzled it the balsamic and seasonings over the salmon. I let it marinate for about 10 minutes then baked it for 18 minutes at 400 degrees. Read More
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