Quick and delicious, this dish had sharp tastes from the cider vinegar and maple syrup. The bacon itself almost took the backseat and that was a lot to say considering the power of bacon! Either way, I loved any salmon dish, and it one did not disappoint. I served it with couscous and roasted broccoli, but any roasted vegetables would do, such as broccolini or cauliflower. I made this with whole salmon instead of fillets, and split the pieces later.
Cuisine Tonight. 4 servings.
- 4 strips thick-sliced bacon, diced
- 1/4 cup minced shallots
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 4 salmon fillets (6-8oz each), seasoned with salt and black pepper
- Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from element. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.
- Cook bacon in a saute pan until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tbsp drippings in pan.
- Saute shallots in drippings over medium heat until softened, 2-3 minutes.
- Deglaze pan with vinegar, scraping up any brown bits. Add bacon bits, maple syrup, thyme, and 1 tsp salt.
- Arrange salmon on prepared broiler pan. Broil salmon until it flakes easily when tested with a fork, 6-8 minutes. Spoon bacon dressing over each serving of salmon.