Bourbon Glazed Salmon- Recipe ReDux

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.

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By | 2018-06-01T09:38:15+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Recipe ReDux, Seafood|10 Comments


  1. jill conyers July 21, 2014 at 7:46 am

    We grill salmon often so I’m definitely trying this! Now that I think about it I’ve never tried bourbon for cooking or drinking.

  2. Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) July 21, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Oooh, I’m always looking for new ways to cook up salmon and this looks especially delish 🙂

  3. EA-The Spicy RD July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I’m on a kick to eat more fish, especially salmon, and this recipe looks absolutely perfect, and so easy too! Pinning now and hope to try soon!

  4. Jennifer Lynn-Pullman (@nourishedsimply) July 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    We love salmon in our family. I am always looking for new recipes. I have bourbon, so maybe this will be on the menu this week!

  5. admin July 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thanks! Let me know if you give it a try

  6. Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon July 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    This sounds amazing. I am definitely going to pull a piece of salmon out of the freezer for this recipe! Yum!

  7. Sarah Grace July 21, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Ah looks absolutely amazing! I am such a salmon lover, so anything meal with it is a winner in my heart!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

  8. Emily @ Zen & Spice July 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I’ve had bourbon-marinated salmon at restaurants before, but never knew how to make it! This looks super easy! Pinned!

  9. Carrie July 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    This post just reminded me to take our salmon out of the freezer 🙂 We will be trying this tomorrow!

  10. Dinners of Late July 30, 2014 at 7:24 am

    […] Bourbon glazed salmon with a grilled corn summer salad (grilled corn and butter beans mixed together with sautéed onions and spinach) […]

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