Skillet Cranberry Balsamic Salmon! This ONE skillet roasted balsamic salmon infused with maple syrup and cranberries is a simple 30 minute sweet and pungent dinner. Perfect for holiday and winter dinner menus! Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie!
My mother is always full of surprises. When she was here for my hip surgery, she confessed to me how she’s always wanted a motorcycle. Not just any motorcycle. A purple motorcycle. Oh boy! Dad, pretend you never heard this.
You can imagine my shock when I heard my conservative mother confessing this “wild” side to me. It was unexpected coming from the saint of a woman I know. But somehow I can see her riding that purple motorcycle in a stylish leather jacket and up to your knees boots.
After thinking about it, I realized this wasn’t too far off for her. Looking back, she’s always lived on the edge a bit. Like our holidays meals for instance. Instead of making the traditional turkey or ham she would make spaghetti or salmon.
Now I should preface this by saying she didn’t buy a box of spaghetti and call it a meal or grill salmon and slap on a platter. She always turned it into some extraordinary. This Skillet Cranberry Balsamic Salmon is extraordinary indeed.
You see the holidays are not defined by a certain food but rather, the traditions you make of them. You can have traditional holiday flavors regardless of what you make.
And sometimes stepping outside your comfortable menu bubble may pleasantly surprise you. This Skillet Cranberry Balsamic Salmon is certainly one worth going out on the limb for!
P.S. The salmon was delivered freezer cold right to my door from Sizzlefish! It’s not easy for me to find fish where I live and they deliver it pre-portioned which makes eating healthy so easy!
Perfect for delivering holiday flavors in a new way, or even an easy, comforting dinner. Made in less than 30 minutes, this simple meal comes together with less than ten ingredients and the flavors are truly amazing.
Between the tangy balsamic, tart cranberries, sweet orange juice and pungent rosemary, you get a little bit of everything here, and more. You get a new tradition! Whatever you do, make it special and enjoy it with special people.
Skillet Cranberry Balsamic Salmon
Skillet Cranberry Balsamic Salmon! This ONE skillet roasted balsamic salmon infused with maple syrup and cranberries is a simple 30 minute sweet & pungent dinner. Perfect for holiday and winter dinner menus! Paleo + Gluten Free + Low Calorie!
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a blender or food processor, add 1 cup of cranberries, balsamic, orange juice, maple syrup and blend on high 1-2 minutes to create the glaze.
Using a cast iron skillet, spread the glaze over the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
- Next add the salmon. Place one tablespoon of the oil on each salmon fillet then sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary. Add the extra two tablespoons of cranberries around the salmon in the sauce.
Place in the oven to bake at 350 F 18 minutes. Turn the oven off and turn the broiler on high. Broil 2-3 minutes until glaze is thick and fish is flaky.
- Remove from the oven and devour!
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