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A moist bourbon-glazed salmon fillet marinated in a complex glaze of bourbon, soy, honey and ginger and broiled to perfection.

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Fillet

When I am looking for a fast, easy dinner to put together, my mind usually goes to salmon and this bourbon-glazed salmon fits the bill perfectly.   Even if I pull a couple fillets right from the freezer I can still have dinner on the table in short order.   

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Fillet

The salmon marinates in a complex blend of flavors for only 30 minutes, then it is broiled for six to eight minutes.   As the salmon cooks the glaze begins to caramelize deliciously.  

We like our salmon slightly underdone but the broil time will depend on the thickness of the fillet and your own personal preference of doneness. 

Bourbon Glazed Salmon Fillet

While the salmon is broiling the marinade is reduced to a slightly thicker sauce and is spooned onto the fillet at serving and garnished with freshly chopped parsley.  I served this with wilted greens with bacon crumbles and steamed rice.

Bourbon Glazed Salmon

This recipe was adapted from The Daily Feast, by Esther Rose Graber

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Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Fillet

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Fillet

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

A moist bourbon-glazed salmon fillet marinated in a complex glaze of bourbon, soy, honey and ginger marinade and broiled to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (one lime)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 12-oz salmon fillets, about 1-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine the sugar, water, bourbon, soy sauce, honey, lime juice, ginger, salt, pepper and garlic in a shallow dish large enough to hold the salmon. Add the salmon fillet, turning in the marinade to coat completely, cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the broiler and coat a baking sheet or broiler pan with non-stick spray
  3. Remove the salmon from the marinade and place skin side down on the baking sheet. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan. Transfer the baking sheet with the salmon to the oven and broil 6-8 minutes, or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Do not over cook.
  4. While the salmon is in the oven, bring the marinade to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 3 minutes to make a slightly syrupy sauce.
  5. To serve, transfer the salmon fillet to a serving platter and spoon some of the reduced marinade sauce over the top and garnish with the chopped fresh parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 2132mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 32gProtein: 35g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Brad

Thursday 1st of February 2018

What’s the 1/4 cup of water for?

Pat

Thursday 1st of February 2018

Hi, Brad...thanks for the good catch here. The 1/4 cup of water is included in the marinade. I made the correction in the instructions of the recipe. Thanks again, Brad that was my bad. :)

Sabrina

Thursday 24th of December 2015

Absolutely love the glaze on this salmon!

Pat

Thursday 24th of December 2015

Thank you, Sabrina :) We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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