Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

20 minutes



Sweet and tangy sauce dresses up salmon fillets in this quick and easy recipe.


  • 4 salmon fillets, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Combine the brown sugar, bourbon, soy, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and black pepper. Stir well and set aside.
  2. Heat the 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Add the salmon and cook skin side down for 4-5 minutes, until the skin browns.
  3. Gently flip and add the glaze to the pan. Cook for another 4-5 minutes. Flip the salmon over again and put on plates or platter.
  4. Continue cooking the glaze 3 more minutes, or until bubbling. Pour glaze over the salmon and garnish with sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with pan-roasted vegetables or a side of sesame noodles.

Nutritional Information

388 calories, 13 g. fat, 89 mg. cholesterol, 21 g. carbohydrate, trace dietary fiber, 36 g. protein, 1,128 mg. sodium.