Sweet Bourbon Salmon

Sweet Bourbon Salmon. You're gonna love it.

This Sweet Bourbon Salmon is so delectable, you won’t want to have salmon any other way. Add it to your #Recipe-Repertoire.


  • 2 salmon fillets (I like wild caught Alaskan salmon which I get frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/3 cup bourbon


  1. Over low heat melt the butter in a skillet.
  2. As the butter melts, add the sugar and mix.
  3. Increase the heat to medium high.
  4. When the butter-sugar mixture bubbles, add the salmon fillets skin side up and reduce the heat to medium.
  5. After 5 or 6 minutes, turn the salmon over and add the bourbon.
  6. Cook for another 5 or 6 minutes, occasionally basting the salmon.

To Serve:

  1. Spoon a small amount of the sauce onto a plate. Place the salmon fillet skin side down on the sauce. The sauce gets sticky as it cools and holds the skin to the plate, making it easy to separate the delicious salmon from the skin with just a fork.


If you are cooking more fillets than will fit in the skillet at the same time, cook the second batch in the remaining sauce but don’t add additional bourbon.


Keywords: salmon, Sweet Bourbon Salmon

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