Here is a simple, fast and tasty recipe for you to add to your meal plan! I whipped this up because I had everything needed in my pantry/refrigerator before we left for vacation. John and I were surprised at how much we enjoyed this, and how much flavor was packed into this sauce. Give it a try on a night where you want a healthy meal, but don't have tons of time - or extra ingredients!
Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis, via People magazine
*¾ cup balsamic vinegar
*2 tbsp. maple syrup
*1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
*1 clove garlic, chopped
*4 (6-oz.) center-cut salmon filets, skinned and boned
*2 tbsp. olive oil
*1 tsp. kosher salt
*½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
*Position oven rack to center position. Preheat oven to 400º
*Boil vinegar and next 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until thickened. Set aside.
*Arrange salmon on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle both sides of filets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
*Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Cool 10 minutes.
*Drizzle salmon with glaze. Serve immediately.
|Sauce: Before and After|
|Yay for natural light!|