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.)

I shared this post at $5 Dinners and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

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