Healthy pan seared salmon is lightly seasoned, then topped with a tangy vinaigrette of aged balsamic vinegar, basil leaves, molasses and bacon.
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Pan Seared Salmon with Bacon-Molasses Vinaigrette

Healthy pan seared salmon is lightly seasoned, then topped with a tangy vinaigrette of aged balsamic vinegar, basil leaves, molasses and bacon.
Course Entrees
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced shallot
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the salmon:

  • 4 6-7 ounces each salmon filets
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 slices bacon coarsely chopped

Instructions

For the vinaigrette:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

For the salmon:

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from pan and reserve bacon grease. Once bacon is cool, combine with vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Season salmon filets with salt and pepper. Place filets skin side up in pan. Sear filets for about three minutes per side, or until salmon is seared and filet reaches desired doneness.
  • Drizzle vinaigrette over salmon. Garnish with cooked bacon.