This morning in Toronto, thousands of people are lining up in the rain to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Even though I’m not running it this year, I thought I’d share what I usually eat for dinner the night before a race (or Sunday’s long slow distance run.) Your biggest pre-race meal should be lunch the day before and dinner should be fairly light, which is why I always tend to go with salmon. This balsamic glazed salmon recipe is quick, super easy to make and very tasty! When I first started making this recipe I used frozen fillets. Once i tried it using fresh salmon, I never bought frozen again. It makes a huge difference!
- 2 salmon fillets (preferably fresh)
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbsp honey (maple syrup also works)
- 1 Tbsp white wine (red also works)
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp of dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
How to Make the Balsamic Glaze
- Coat a small sauce pan with non-stick cooking spray and cook garlic until soft – about 3min.
- Add balsamic vinegar, honey, wine, dijon and salt & pepper.
- Stir and let simmer for a few minutes or until slightly thickened.
How to Make the Balsamic Glazed Salmon
- Pre-heat oven to 400F
- Line a small baking dish with tin foil (much easier to clean after) then coat with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place salmon in dish, cover with glaze and sprinkle with oregano.
- Keep the remaining glaze warm on the stove as you’ll still need it.
- Bake salmon for 14min or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
- Plate salmon and cover with remaining glaze.
Serve with 1/4 cup of the side of your choice – rice, quinoa, couscous, etc. If you try making my balsamic glazed salmon recipe, please let me know what you think in the comments. Enjoy!