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Balsamic and Honey Glazed Salmon with Vegetable Slaw

 My husband Harv went fishing  off the west coast of Vancouver Island recently and caught his limit of Chinook salmon.  So when Anneliese  and her husband Herb invited the Mennonite Girls (and spouses) for a potluck supper this past Sunday, we offered to bring the Salmon.
It was a lovely evening - Good food, good friends and great fellowship all in an idyllic lakeside setting.
We fed 12 people from this recipe but the ingredients can be halved if you are feeding 6.
Harv cooked the salmon on our wood pellet grill but you can prepare this in the oven or on a gas grill.

On a personal note, today is our 42nd wedding anniversary.
Like most couples, we've had our ups and downs over the years but by God's grace we are still enjoying marriage - more now than ever before.  Happy Anniversary Harv.
For the Salmon
  • 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper (or steak spice)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 6 lb. salmon filleted
  1. Place all ingredients in a jar or gravy shaker and blend well.
  2. Pour over salmon fillets in a large zippered bag, being sure to squeeze as much air out as you can.
  3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  4. Drain marinade into a bowl and place salmon, skin side down on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  5. Grill or bake at 350ºF, basting occasionally until meat thermometer registers 145ºF or until fish flakes when tested with a fork.
  6. Prepare serving platter by spooning vegetable slaw around the edge.
  7. Using a wide spatula, lift fish off the skin and place on slaw lined platter.
  8. Serve.

For the Slaw: (Prepare vegetable slaw while fish is marinating)
  • 1 zucchini (about 10 inches long)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled (Or you could used the  packaged broccoli slaw instead of the zucchini and carrot). 
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cut zucchini into 2  5 inch lengths and cut into julienne pieces. (you can buy peelers or mandolins to do this) 
  2. Trim ends of peeled carrots, cut in half and julienne.
  3. Measure remaining ingredients into a jar or shaker and blend well.
  4. Toss slaw with dressing and refrigerate until fish is done.

See what a great meal results when we potluck? 
Harv was taking the picture and we were missing Marg and Kathy who had other commitments, and Betty and Charlotte who just live too far away.  But as you can see the rest of us enjoyed the meal and the fellowship around the table on a lovely Sunday afternoon by the lake.


  1. Aww, lovely...Happy Anniversary to you and Harv, Bev! :)

    Blessings to All,
    Anna (Toronto)

    1. Happy Anniversary Bev and Harv!! We're just a couple years behind you.... That salmon looks amazing and I will be trying your marinade recipe for sure. Your slaw also sounds wonderful!! I think it's so great how you all stay in touch and enjoy times together like this - what a blessing you are to each other and to us in blogdom. Have a fabulous day as you celebrate 42 years of marriage!!!! God bless you with many more.

  2. The salmon was delicious, Bev! and a very happy anniversary to you and Harv and the Lord's blessings on your years to come !

  3. The salmon was delicious, Bev! and a very happy anniversary to you and Harv and the Lord's blessings on your years to come !

  4. Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad! (thanks for the reminder!) Dave and I celebrated #16 this year, and we are so thankful for parents & grandparents who have modeled healthy marriages. Praying for you, and for many more years together!

  5. Happy Anniversary Bev and Harv! May God bless you with many, many more!!
    The Salmon was delicious!

  6. Happy Anniversary. I look forward to 42. We're on 8.
    I love older married couples proving that God's design is a perfect one.
    What an awesome table setting. Absolutely going to get a lace table cloth now!

  7. This looks very delicious! I to make it, but I don't want to use wine. I am wondering what I could substitute for the wine.

    1. You could substitute Apple juice for the wine.


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