for Valentine’s Day i promised to make dinner and decided i wanted to make something special (but simple and healthy!)
this fig balsamic glaze was absolutely delicious, and the whole dinner was ready in about half an hour
(note: the recipe calls for “fig balsamic vinegar” but i used a heaping tablespoon of fig spread [that is usually paired with cheese] and 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar]
6 (5 ounce) salmon fillets
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon white wine
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup fig balsamic vinegar
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Coat a small saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook and stir garlic until soft, about 3 minutes. Mix in white wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened. make sure you taste it before putting it on the fish! mine was a little tangy at first so i added a little bit more honey
Arrange salmon fillets on foil-lined baking sheet. Brush fillets with fig balsamic glaze.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes, or until flesh flakes easily with a fork. Brush fillets with remaining glaze, and season with salt and pepper. Use a spatula to transfer fillets to serving platter, leaving the skin behind on the foil.Garnish with parsley.
I served the salmon over a bed of wild rice (courtesy of rice-a-roni) and served sauteed mushrooms and asparagus on the side
my valentine’s day gift to andrew was to promise not to spend 20 minutes photographing the food. so i took two snapshots with my crappy phone camera and called it a day