Bacon-Glazed Salmon

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.

GATHER:

  • 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

Make:

  1. Preheat broiler with rack 6 inches from element. Coat a broiler pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook bacon in a saute pan until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper-towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tbsp drippings in pan.
  3. Saute shallots in drippings over medium heat until softened, 2-3 minutes. 
  4. Deglaze pan with vinegar, scraping up any brown bits. Add bacon bits, maple syrup, thyme, and 1 tsp salt. 
  5. 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.