Salmon with balsamic vinegar and rosemary

Salmon with balsamic vinegar and rosemary


Salmon with balsamic vinegar and rosemary is a triumph of simplicity and flavour. You will love it and cook it many times.

The taste of the balsamic vinegar, together with rosemary and lemon peel will remain persistent even after eating. It is an easy recipe but guaranteed to be a success.

Serves 2 people



Salmon fillets about 150/200 gr. (skin on)

Half organic lemon, juice and peel

Balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons

Water 4 tablespoons

Honey 1/2 teaspoon

Extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon




1 nonstick pan, 1 knife, 1 chopping board, 1 dish, 1 oven pan, 1 small bowl.


Peel the lemon paying attention to take only the yellow part. Cut it into thin strips (alternatively, you can grate the lemon).

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix the lemon peel, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, rosemary leaves, water and honey.


In the meantime, heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat.

Once the pan is very hot, add the salmon and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until both sides are golden, salting slightly on each side.


Remove the salmon from the pan, turn off the oven and put the salmon inside (on a lightly greased baking tray or a Pyrex dish).


Pour the lemon-vinegar-rosemary-honey mix into the pan and heat for a few minutes until it reduces and becomes thicker.


At this point remove the salmon from the oven, place in the pan and turn twice to coat with sauce.

Add a slice of lemon or rosemary before serving.



Pair this dish with boiled rice, or potatoes, and spinach.

Do not cover the pan when you cook the salmon, otherwise the fish will boil because of the steam.

You can use salmon, or other fish like trout, or salmon trout.


  • Rosie

    Reply Reply

    This is absolutely delicious – the balance of seasoning is perfect. I was worried the honey would overpower, but it didn’t. And I used fresh rosemary, which worked very well. It’s going to be a favourite. Thanks Franco!

    • Franco

      Reply Reply

      Dear Rosie, well done with fresh rosemary 😉 Great taste with a few (top quality) ingredients, right?
      It was great to hear from you.
      Thank you,

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