Herbed Balsamic Salmon

  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Herbed Balsamic Salmon

Photo: Jim Norton

This recipe doesn't smother the salmon with lots of heavy spices or sauces, so its natural flavour shines through. Try it alongside a leafy salad.


  • 4 salmon fillets, each about 6 oz and 1-in. thick

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves, or mint, or a mixture


  • Lightly oil grill. Heat barbecue to medium high. Lightly brush tops of fish fillets with a total of 1 tsp oil. Pour remaining oil into a small bowl. Stir in vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Finely chop herbs and stir to make a vinaigrette. (If preparing ahead, add herbs just before using or they will darken.)

  • Place fish, skin side up, on grill. Barbecue with lid closed. Turn after 4-5 minutes and continue cooking a further 4-5 minutes, until a knife tip inserted in centre of fish, and held there for 10 seconds, comes out warm.

  • Drizzle the fish fillets with vinaigrette just before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 26g, Carbohydrates 3g, Fat 21g.

Originally published in the July 2010 issue. Photo by Jim Norton.  

This article was originally published on May 20, 2018