Roasted Salmon with Apple Cider Glaze


I really love this recipe because – with only 4 ingredients (!) – it’s truly quite effortless.

At the same time though, the flavors in this salmon dish are really special and polished.

Impressive enough, I think, for company and entertaining.


What’s better than an elegant- and complex-tasting dish that’s actually a breeze to make?


It’s crazy how one herb (rosemary) and one key ingredient (apple cider) can make roasted salmon taste so special.

The concentrated apple flavor and the sweetness of the cider taste wonderful with the salty, herb crusted salmon.


An impressive, effortless dish – – the best of both worlds!

Here’s the recipe for Roasted Salmon with Apple Cider Glaze:

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Roasted Salmon with Apple Cider Glaze

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Category: Fish and Seafood


Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 4-ounce wild salmon fillets, bones removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To a small saucepan, add the apple cider and bring it to a light boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, stirring often with a wooden spoon. After about 25 minutes, the cider will reduce and become thick, like a syrup. Turn off the heat and immediately pour the cider glaze into a bowl to allow it to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange the salmon, skin-side-down, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil all over the top of the salmon and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the chopped rosemary all over the tops of the salmon. Roast until firm, about 15-20 minutes (ideally, salmon should be cooked on the outside while still moist on the inside).
  4. Transfer salmon to serving plates and drizzle the cider glaze all over the top of the salmon.




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  1. December 6, 2013 / 10:52 am

    mmmmm this looks sooo good :9

  2. December 6, 2013 / 3:05 pm

    Oh Jen, this looks so appetising. I love the simplicity of the glaze and fish, but with amazing flavours throughout.

  3. December 8, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Jen, nice pieces of salmon you have here …. apple cider and salmon – why not ????
    This I will give a go …. like the whole idea.

  4. December 10, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Hi Jen, I’m glad to be back and visit your blog!
    i love your glaze, looks perfect!

  5. December 16, 2013 / 2:17 pm

    Delicious. Devine. Drooling!

  6. December 20, 2013 / 9:06 am

    hi, I would like to find out if the apple cider used must contain alcohol or not, and what difference does it make?

    • Jen Elizabeth's Journals
      December 20, 2013 / 9:49 am

      I use 100% pure pressed apple cider (made with 1 ingredient: apples) in this recipe – no alcohol or additives of any kind 🙂

      • December 20, 2013 / 9:51 am

        THANK YOU! 😀

  7. December 22, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    What a great idea to serve the salmon with a cider glaze. Strange that this post didn’t show up in my reader but your comment did.

  8. April
    February 20, 2014 / 11:58 am

    We made this for dinner last week and it was delicious! I’d never before had a sweet glaze over fish, and it was awesome to do so without any added sugar.

    I bought wild salmon this time around as opposed to the alternative and you’re right–it’s much better (and less fishy) than farmed salmon.

    • Jen Elizabeth's Journals
      February 21, 2014 / 9:34 am

      It’s so great to hear when someone tries out a recipe and enjoys it – – I’m so glad this one worked out for you! 🙂

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