Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Randy Mayor; Leigh Ann Ross


  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


Combine first 7 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish and marinade to pan; cook fish 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 fillet on each of 4 plates; drizzle each serving with about 2 teaspoons sauce. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon green onions and 3/4 teaspoon sesame seeds.

    "I created this recipe after tasting the bourbon salmon from my local grocery seafood counter. Mine has received rave reviews, even from picky eaters who don't normally try salmon." --Esther Maples, Harlem, GA
  • Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 353
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 36%
Fat per serving: 14.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 3.6g
Protein per serving: 37.4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 13g
Fiber per serving: 0.3g
Cholesterol per serving: 87mg
Iron per serving: 4.3mg
Sodium per serving: 281mg
Calcium per serving: 41mg

Good to Know

Bring the bourbon from the bar and into the kitchen. The rich flavor of the bourbon brings out both the saltiness of the soy sauce and the sweetness of the brown sugar. For those following a heart-healthy diet, the omega-3 fatty acids and low sodium in this dish make it a health no-brainer.

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