Salmon with Wilted Watercress and Balsamic Drizzle

Salmon with Wilted Watercress and Balsamic DrizzleRecipe
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
The warm, sweet balsamic dressing tenderizes the peppery watercress to make a bed for the seared salmon.


4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 301
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Fat 13.2 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 5.7 g
Polyfat 3.2 g
Protein 37.9 g
Carbohydrate 5.9 g
Fiber 0.4 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 555 mg
Calcium 112 mg


1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick), skinned
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
Cooking spray
8 cups trimmed watercress (about 8 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 7 minutes). Place in a large bowl; cool slightly.

While vinegar mixture cooks, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish; cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, watercress, and pepper to vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Place about 1 1/2 cups watercress mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 fillet.