Raw salmon fillet on metal tray
Your Basic Salmon Dinner Is Asking To Be Glazed With Bourbon
With its smoky, brown sugar tones of caramel and vanilla, bourbon is a perfect pairing for salmon, not to mention incorporating bourbon into a salmon glaze is super easy.
Tasting Table recipe developer Molly Pisula likes to make the glaze for her Bourbon-Glazed Salmon ahead of time to speed up the cooking process.
Pisula recommends using a mid-range bourbon, with a good flavor at a reasonable price. She uses half a cup of bourbon in the recipe, which you can adjust per your taste.
The glaze consists of bourbon, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, tamari soy sauce, tomato paste, crushed red pepper, minced garlic, and brown sugar.
Simmer the mixture on medium-low for eight to ten minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Coat the salmon and cook it how you like, reserving some glaze to serve with it as a sauce.