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Bourbon Glazed Salmon Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


Bourbon glazed salmon is a really simple and delicious salmon recipe served with a sticky and sweet orange, honey and bourbon-based sauce.


  • 4 salmon filets, skin removed (68 ounces per peice)
  • 1 lemon (for garnish and optional lemon zest)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Honey bourbon glaze

  • 1/4 cup orange juice (I use store bought OJ)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 12 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of sriracha


  1. Combine glaze in a small bowl. Whisk until honey fully dissolves into the sauce. Set aside. Season both sides of each salmon filet with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan or skillet on medium heat. Once hot, sear salmon filets for 3-4 minutes, flip and sear for 3-4 more minutes. If you prefer salmon more rare, sear for 2 minutes per side.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and pour the sauce into the skillet. Let bubble and simmer until sauce thickens into a syrupy glaze, about 1 minute. Remove pan from the heat and spoon glaze over each salmon filet until fully coated. Zest with lemon and serve with lemon wedges over jasmine rice or with veggies.


The sauce has very mild bourbon flavor. Use 1 tablespoon if cautious, 2 if you love bourbon. You can always taste test the marinade before adding.


  • Serving Size: 1 piece
  • Calories: 378
  • Sugar: 10.5g
  • Sodium: 401mg
  • Fat: 14.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 44.8g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg

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