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Bourbon glazed salmon pan fried to perfection in this sweet bourbon sauce that’s ready in 15 minutes.

Bourbon glazed salmon

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines the smooth richness of bourbon with the succulent flavors of fresh salmon? Look no further than our mouthwatering recipe for bourbon glazed salmon.

Imagine a fillet of perfectly cooked salmon, its natural buttery taste enhanced by a sweet and slightly smoky bourbon glaze. Each bite is a harmonious blend of flavors, with the sweetness of the glaze balancing the natural richness of the fish. The result? A dish that is both elegant and satisfying—a true indulgence for seafood and bourbon lovers alike.

Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply treat yourself to a gourmet meal, this bourbon glazed salmon is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

How To Make Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Ingredients needed

  • Salmon filets
  • Bourbon (Jim Bean)
  • Maple syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Cornstarch (optional, see below)

Quick tip before starting for the best recipe

The glaze is cooked down at a medium to low heat until thickened. Above I mentioned using cornstarch. This speeds the process up but for those that have struggled with reducing sauces or gravies this may be a great option for you.

Using 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and at a low heat allow the alcohol to cook off. You’ll be ready after that because the sauce will thicken as soon as it hits the pan.

Bourbon glazed salmon

Making the bourbon glazed salmon

  1. First, mix together the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl then set to the side.
  2. Now, season the salmon with salt and black pepper.
  3. In a frying pan on medium high heat add a little oil then cook the salmon. Cook until completely finished.
  4. When the salmon is done remove from the pan and lower the heat to medium.
  5. Then, pour in the glaze you made earlier. The glaze will bubble and boil but allow it to slowly simmer down and reduce. Continue to stir or swirl the pan around to keep it moving.
  6. Once you notice the glaze reducing add the salmon back into the pan. Now, baste the salmon with the glaze until the glaze has reduced enough to cover the back of a spoon.
  7. Note, the glaze will not be thick like a gravy but more like a thin sauce. As it cools it will thicken even more. You can easily tell the difference once it thickens up versus when you first added the glaze into the pan.

Can I bake this recipe?

Yes you can, but the glaze will need to be made on the stove top. Simply bake the salmon at 400F then add the glaze once the fish is done baking.

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Bourbon glazed salmon

Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Bourbon glazed salmon pan fried to perfection in this sweet bourbon sauce that's ready in 15 minutes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3 filets

Ingredients
 

  • 3 salmon filets

bourbon glaze

  • 1/2 cup Jim Bean burbon whiskey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • First, mix together the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl then set to the side.
  • Now, season the salmon with salt and black pepper.
  • In a frying pan on medium high heat add a little oil then cook the salmon. Cook until completely finished.
  • When the salmon is done remove from the pan and lower the heat to medium.
  • Then, pour in the glaze you made earlier. The glaze will bubble and boil but allow it to slowly simmer down and reduce. Continue to stir or swirl the pan around to keep it moving.
  • Once you notice the glaze reducing add the salmon back into the pan. Now, baste the salmon with the glaze until the glaze has reduced enough to cover the back of a spoon.
  • Note, the glaze will not be thick like a gravy but more like a thin sauce. As it cools it will thicken even more. You can easily tell the difference once it thickens up versus when you first added the glaze into the pan.
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