Sunday, August 27, 2006
Sometimes ugly food tastes really, really good.
This piece of salmon may look as if I fished it out of a mud pit, but it is actually covered in a tasty balsamic glaze. The hubby lured me out of the kitchen just long enough to watch a fantastic video by the band OK Go, unfortunately it was a little too long! In my absence the glaze simmered to a gloopy caramel consistency rather than it's usual perfect syrupy state but tasted delicious none the less!
This recipe was taken from epicurious.com and is so fabulous that I have yet to (intentionally)change a thing about it.
Seared Salmon with Balsamic Glaze
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
2 (6oz) center-cut salmon fillets
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Stir together first four ingredients.
Pat salmon dry and season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Increase heat to high and sear salmon skin side up, until well browned, about 4 minutes. Turn fish over and sear until just cooked through, 3-4 minutes more.
Tranfer salmon to plates and carefully add vinegar mixture to skillet. Simmer, stirring, until thickened and reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 2 minutes.
Spoon glaze over salmon.