Recipe Redux – Salmon with Balsamic cream and Rice

What is your favorite dish? For me there is hardly anything better than a good old baked or grilled salmon. Simple as it is, no heavy cream sauces or nut coating. Nothing like this. I always have a couple of steaks in my fridge as I’m such a salmon lover. Apart from its divine taste, it is so simple to cook! Believe it or not, you just need a fish steak, spices you love most (I always go for chili powder, black pepper and pink himalayan salt) and an oven. THAT easy, I swear. Not to reveal all the details and leave something for the recipe section, I’d better mention that I literally just used everything I had in the fridge so far. I didn’t need any extras. And as this post ties back to the Recipe Redux March Theme – we were asked to Spring Clean The Kitchen – I may say without any fear that I successfully completed this given task.


Baked Salmon Steaks:

  • 2 boneless salmon steaks
  • spices of your choice (chili powder, black pepper, salt)
  • lemon
  • balsamic cream
  • aluminium foil


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line the baking dish with aluminium foil. Get a big piece so that you’ll be able to fold the sides to form a “lid”.
  2. Release your steaks from the fridge. Pat them dry and put onto the prepared foil. Sprinkle them with spices and a bit of lemon juice.
  3. Now fold the sides of the foil and shape something like a lid or a dome. We need that to make the heat inside this foil pocket more intense.
  4. Put salmon into the oven and let it bake for 23-25 minutes (depending on how big the fish is).
  5. Meanwhile, boil the rice and set it aside.
  6. Release salmon form the oven and serve immediately. Don;t forget to pour balsamic reduction/cream all over.
  7. Enjoy!


As I told you, you can’t make it easier! You don’t need to use any extra oil – salmon has it all inside and it is quite enough to get a juicy flavorsome flesh in the output. Talking about the health benefits, salmon is a real nutritional marvel – it is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. What is more, this fish provides Omega-3 acids essential to our health and well being.




7 Comments Add yours

  1. Salmon (and fish in general) is definitely a staple of mine. It just goes with anything, from veggies to rice, to potatoes. I love how little ingredients I need for this recipe. I’m not much of a cook but I hope I can manage this haha.

    I’ve noticed you’re on Facebook too! Would you be interested in sharing your recipe with our growing community of passionate foodies? We’re always on the lookout for fun, new and delicious recipes. Be sure to pay us a visit at:

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    1. vitaliyan says:

      Hello there!
      Well, it is definitely a must try if you’re after simplicity and great taste! Try it out!
      And I don’t mind sharing the recipe of course, feel free to use it 😁

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      1. Simplicity is the magic word for me. Especially after a long day of work, I try not to spend too much time in the kitchen. Definitely adding this one to my list. Awesome! Looking forward to seeing your recipe (and maybe others too?) in the group. 🙂

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      2. vitaliyan says:

        Do I need to write a post in your group or something?)

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      3. You’re more than welcome to share links to your recipes in the group. 🙂

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  2. I love the idea of cooking salmon in aluminum foil to avoid over cooking!


  3. Farrah says:

    Ah, how I wish I could have some salmon layin’ around my kitchen so I could try making this! *-*

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