From vodka sauce over penne pasta to a red wine-based drizzle over filet mignon, booze is a proven tastemaker when it comes to delicious sauces and toppings for your favorite foods. The recipe for this bourbon-glazed salmon is equally as tasty.RELATED: Skillet Salmon & Parmesan PotatoesThe bourbon glaze you’ll use to coat your salmon fillets contains brown sugar, low-sodium soy sauce, fresh lime juice, minced garlic, black pepper, and fresh grated ginger. The bourbon amplifies the sweetness of the brown sugar and savory notes of the soy sauce, so you’ll have a fish dish bursting with flavor.To make bourbon-glazed salmon, combine the sauce ingredients in a large Ziploc bag and shake to evenly mix. Add uncooked salmon fillets to the bag and place in the fridge for one and a half hours to let the fish marinate.Once marinated, place the fillets in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook each fillet for about 4 minutes on each side, or until they’re cooked through. Top with a drizzle of leftover bourbon sauce, green onions, and sesame seeds for a fresh take on teriyaki. To add more nutrients to this dish, pair it with sauteed or roasted veggies.

Esther Maples, Harlem, Georgia
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; calories from fat 36%; fat 14.1g; saturated fat 3.2g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 3.6g; protein 37.4g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterol 87mg; iron 4.3mg; sodium 281mg; calcium 41mg.