Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Salmon Steaks with Orange Balsamic Glaze

Looking for a quick, delicious and good-for-you meal in the midst of this busy holiday season?! Then consider this my Christmas present to you...Salmon Steaks with Orange Balsamic Glaze.

The original recipe is shown below. I halved it so we would just have enough for the 2 of us...and I used regular orange juice instead of OJ concentrate (I probably used 1/4 cup total). The tangy marinade is excellent on salmon...and a couple of the reviews online noted it worked equally as well on chicken.

Salmon Steaks with Orange Balsamic Glaze
(Source: SELF, July 2007)


1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 salmon steaks (about 6 ounces each)
Vegetable cooking spray

Place first 7 ingredients in a large sealable plastic bag. Shake well. Add salmon and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour. Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry with a paper towel. Coat grill with cooking spray and heat on high. Grill steaks, turning once halfway through, until no longer translucent in the center, about 4 minutes per side.

**I let the fish sit in the marinade for about 45 minutes and then baked it at 400 for 20 minutes. For those of you with a Publix nearby, fresh salmon filets are on sale through tomorrow!


**We had the salmon with steamed broccoli and couscous. And discovered that Deacon is a fan of broccoli so that's good news for Jake...yes, my 20-something husband still feeds his vegetables to the dog under the table. A win-win for both of them.

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