Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"Glorious" Glazed Salmon



    'Twas at the in-laws' this week and got busy perusing granny's ol' recipe books.
I came across MidWest's Living magazine's "Best Dishes" of some sort. 
My eye spotted "Glorious Glazed Salmon.
Say, what?
Glorious. Glazed. Salmon.
Oh.
I Must Try.

The recipe is rather simple:
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs brown sugar or molasses
1 tsp soy or tamari sauce
1 1/2 salmon

1) Boil to reduce the 1/2 cup of balsamic in saucepan. Reduce until the b.v. is reduced by about half. (About 5 minutes)
2) Remove from heat. Stir in brown sugar/molasses and soy/tamari.
3) Brush of Salmon with half of sauce. 
4) Grill 4-6 minutes per side, basting with remaining sauce. 
(We broiled in the oven about 8-10 minutes rather than grilling outdoors.)

Result:
Was it "gloriuos?"
Eh...nah. 
More like "uneventful."
Not bad, just not "glorious."

Would I make it again?
Probably not. 
We have plenty other salmon recipes we enjoy more.

Some are winners, some are just "eh."

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Wheewwweeee!
The balsamic is STINKY when you reduce. 
Hubby was not too happy to come home to the unexpected smell of vinegar wafting (strongly) in the air. 
We put a box fan in the winder (southern slang for "window") to air the apt. out. 
Yeah, was some strong funk at first.
On the other hand, fresh air is always so nice, yes? 


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Tuesday night dinner ----------------------------------------------->
After a few weeks weekend of overeating, I have commissioned myself to more salads this week.
Just grilled some chicken and made a salad.
Mine: Yellow bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, chicken, bit o' bacon bits, and black bean and corn salsa
Hubby: Italian blend shredded cheese, bacon bits, croutons, chicken, and french dressing

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