I am not a huge fan of salmon, but my husband had a delicious recipe for it that involved soy sauce. Since I can no longer tolerate soy, I was on the hunt for a new salmon recipe. I found this one in the new edition of Parenting, and we all loved it. Here is the recipe, which I modified a bit to suit our needs:
Pepsi Sauteed Salmon with Sweet & Sour Glaze
1.5 cups Pepsi
1.5 tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 1/8 tsp salt
1 cut sliced carrots
1 small package sliced mushrooms
1 lb. salmon fillets
1/2 tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
-Combine the Pepsi, balsamic vinegar and 1/8 tsp. of salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat and reduce to 1/2 cup. (This took about 30 minutes. I just stirred it occasionally while making the rest of the meal.)
-Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add carrots and stir fry about 7 minutes. Add mushrooms, 1/2 tbsp. of water and a pinch of salt. Stir fry until all vegetables are tender. Remove from heat.
-Season salmon fillets with remaining salt and pepper. Heat remaining olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Place the fillets, flesh-side down into the pan. Saute until first side is golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Flip over to skin side. Saute until fish is opaque, but still tender, about 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat and hold warm.
-Place the pan with vegetables over medium-high heat and toss ot reheat briefly.
-Serve fillets and mixed vegetabls drizzled with glaze.
Enjoy. (Note: The original recipe called for Coca-Cola, but we only had Pepsi in the house. 🙂 Also, we had a ton of sauce left over; we only had to use a little bit. Next time I make the recipe, I will cut the sauce by half at least.)