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Sweet Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

Christy and I do love our salmon.  It’s among the healthiest foods you can eat, and we try to enjoy it every week or two.

You can click HERE to see an earlier post showing a couple of our favorite ways to prepare it, but sometimes, even the best horse needs a new saddle.   The bourbon glaze below is a simple but delicious “saddle” I’ve worked up to add a little twist to the fish, regardless of whether you cook by oven or grill.

Sweet Bourbon-Glazed Salmon

The Salmon
For preparing the fish itself for the glaze, I recommend rinsing then patting the fish dry, then simply brushing on a little olive oil and seasoning with sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

The Glaze
Ingredients
(sufficient for 1.5+/- lbs of salmon)

  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon (Jack or other)
  • 1 Tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp Agave nectar (or honey)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Preparation
Very simple.

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk until blended.

Heat on High until boiling, then reduce to Low-Med and let simmer, stirring frequently while your fish is cooking.  The longer you keep it on, the thicker it will become.

Personally, I’ve found that after 8-10 minutes, the glaze has thickened slightly, so I remove from the heat and pour it into a new container to cool and further thicken for a few minutes.

When the salmon is almost done, brush the glaze on its surface, and finish cooking.  Any remaining glaze can top the finished product, according to personal taste.

I hope you enjoy!

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This entry was posted on October 17, 2013 by in Food & Drink and tagged , , , , , , , .
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