Salmon is one of my favorite fish to make. Whenever I find good salmon at the store, I portion it out and freeze it so that I can have salmon on a regular weeknight. The Panko Salmon that I shared in January is one of my favorite go to dishes. It is delicious, but sometimes salmon just screams to be a more romantic dish. What’s more romantic than wine and honey? (Okay maybe strawberries and chocolate…) Wine and Honey Glazed Salmon is a nice romantic dish, it’s healthy and its fun to make. PLUS, you already have the wine bottle open so why not pour a glass? That makes it extra fun. 😉
I always try to pick up honey from our local Farmer’s Market. There is so much research out there that says local honey is so beneficial for allergies. Plus, most honey vendors will give you a sample before you buy. Its perfect to go with those strawberries you grabbed. Speaking of shopping locally, we got this wine locally on a day trip up to Sonoma. Clos du Bois winery is right across the road from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery with it’s gorgeous pool and fun movie memorabilia. That’s one of my favorite areas to visit. It’s pretty far north in Sonoma county but if you are able to visit, make sure to check out both wineries.
Look at those big chunks of roasted garlic on top! Yum! Throw out some flowers and pretty linens and your favorite guy or gal will be impressed with your hosting skills.
Serve your salmon up with the Dijon Mustard Vegetables that I shared last week that are made with French mustard for a super easy, healthy side dish with a punch!
- 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup White Wine
- 2 Tablespoon Honey
- 3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
- 4 Salmon Fillets
- Salt and Pepper
- In a medium saucepan combine balsamic vinegar, white wine, honey, and garlic.
- Heat mixture over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer over medium-low heat until sauce has thickened and reduced.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Season both sides of salmon with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add a splash of olive oil.
- Once pan and oil are hot, add salmon fillets and cook for 3 - 5 minutes.
- Carefully flip salmon to opposite side and continue to cook 3 - 5 minutes longer until salmon is pink and flaky.
- Pour sauce into hot pan with the salmon.
- Flip salmon over to get fully coated.
- As you serve, spoon remaining sauce over fillets.