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Salmon Seared with Bacon

  Makes 4 servings
  Prep Time: 5 minutes
  Total Time: 20 minutes
  Ease of Preparation: Easy

  1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  1 Tbs. honey
  1/2 tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
  2 slices bacon
  Four 6-oz. skin-on, center-cut salmon fillets

1. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, honey, rosemary, and 2 Tbs. water.

2. Cut the bacon slices in half crosswise. Lay a slice on the flesh side of each piece of salmon and arrange the salmon, bacon side down, in a 12-inch heavy-duty nonstick skillet.

3. With the skillet over medium-high heat, cook until the bacon is golden and crisp, 4 to 5 minutes from when the bacon sizzles. Turn the salmon and continue to cook until the skin is crisp and the salmon is just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes more.

4. Take the skillet off the heat and put the salmon on a platter. Pour off the fat and return the skillet to medium-high heat. Stir the vinegar mixture well and add it to the skillet. Simmer until slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over the salmon and serve.

Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 325; fat 13.8g (sat 2.5g, mono 4g, poly 5g); iron 1.7mg; cholesterol 110mg; calcium 29mg; carbohydrate 7g; sodium 131mg; protein 40g; fiber <.5g

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A: 2% daily value; Vitamin C: 0% dv; Calcium: 2% dv; Iron: 10% dv