Seared Salmon with Onion-Balsamic Sauce

Seared Salmon with Onion-Balsamic Sauce

Try it with high-quality balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients: 1 to 2 servings

Sashimi grade salmon
About 100 g
Salt and pepper
a small amount
a small amount
1/4 to 1/6 medium
● Balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons
● Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
● Consomme bouillon
1/2 teaspoon
● Sugar
1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Olive oil
as needed
Vegetables as a relish
if you have some, as needed


1. Rub the grated garlic into the salmon and season both sides with salt and pepper. Slice the onion thinly. Mix all of the ● seasonings together.
2. Heat some oil in a frying pan and sear the salmon. Remove it when both sides are golden brown. Adjust the doneness to your liking. Be careful not to overcook it.
3. Add oil in the same frying pan and sauté the onion. Do not burn; sauté until wilted and transparent. When it's reduced to 1/3 of the original amount, add the combined ● seasonings.
4. Add butter to the onion in Step 3 to finish the sauce. Slice the salmon. Arrange on a serving plate with side vegetables and serve with the sauce.
5. Here's the same dish made with tuna. I also tried red sea bream and young yellowtail, and all worked well with the sauce. Try it with your favorite sashimi.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this recipe because my husband loves salmon.
Raw salmon isn't my favorite, but I find it alright when it's seared.
This goes well with the onion-balsamic sauce.