Our theme for this months Recipe ReDux challenge is: A Spirited ReDux

From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?

When I saw the theme for July’s recipe redux challenge this bourbon glazed salmon came to mind immediately. My dad has been making this recipe for years and it is most definitely his specialty among our family. I cant believe this recipe is just now making an appearance on the blog seeing as how it is one of my most favorite family recipes. I am grateful for this months challenge and the chance to finally share this boozy dish with you.


If your family enjoys salmon as much as mine this glaze is a nice way of adding some pizzazz to your dinner. It’s a very simple and easy recipe with just a few steps and tons of flavor.


Allow the salmon to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator before broiling. Serve with rice and veggies or overtop a salad for a healthy and satisfying meal.



Bourbon Glazed Salmon
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Serves: 2-3
  • 1 lb. fresh wild salmon
  • Marinade:
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon grated and peeled fresh ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. In a large zip-lock plastic bag add the salmon fillet. Pour in the marinade; Seal bag and marinate in refrigerator at least 30 minutes. Remove fillet from bag; discard marinade.
  3. Place salmon on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.