Balsamic-Butter Salmon Bites

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1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, divided 1/8 teaspoon salt plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons light brown sugar Chopped fresh basil for garnish (optional)

Ingredients

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Position oven rack 4 inches from heat source; preheat broiler. Toss salmon pieces with butter, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

INSTRUCTIONS

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Arrange the salmon pieces in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Broil until lightly browned, 6 to 7 minutes.

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Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, mustard, brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and salt together in a small saucepan. 

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Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, until a thick glaze forms, 6 to 7 minutes.

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Brush the glaze evenly over the salmon bites. Broil for 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; garnish with basil, if desired.  Enjoy!

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