Recipe for: Salmon wth Balsamic Red Wine Sauce

Salmon wth Balsamic Red Wine Sauce
2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 small shallot, minced
1 thyme sprig
½ tsp cracked black pepper
2 cups dry red wine
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs heavy cream
4 Tbs cold unsalted butter, cut into fourths
salt & freshly ground pepper
4 (6 oz) salmon filets


Preperation Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 4


Fast, Dinner, Fish, Healthy


1. In a saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium. Add the shallots and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the thyme sprig, black pepper, red wine, and balsamic vinegar and boil over high heat until reduced to 2 tablespoons, about 12 minutes.

2. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the cream, then whisk in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Strain into a bowl and keep warm.

3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper and add them to the skillet, skin side up. Cook until the fillets are browned, about 4 minutes.

4. Flip the salmon over and cook until the fish is just opaque throughout, about 3 minutes longer.

5. Transfer the salmon to plates and spoon the sauce over the fish. Garnish with freshly ground pepper and serve immediately with a simple salad or brussels sprouts.