Herbed Balsamic Salmon



10 min


20 min


4 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)

  • Calories
  • 313,
  • Protein
  • 26 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3 g,
  • Fat
  • 21 g,

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