Welcome back to the fifth installment of my Awesome, Easy, Salmon Recipe series! This recipe is one of my all time favorites and it tastes great on a wide variety of meat and fish, including pork, chicken, halibut or other white fish…heck, it tastes great on just about anything for that matter, and it’s super-fast and easy to make.
This recipe joins the bold, yet mellow flavor of Kentucky bourbon, a savory taste of teriyaki from the orient, and the sweetness of brown sugar to join it all together. And, besides the Alaskan salmon, those are the only ingredients you’ll need. Let’s get to it!
Bourbon Teriyaki Salmon
Serving size: 3 to 4 people per fillet
- Teriyaki sauce
- Brown sugar
- Alaskan salmon fillet
Step #1 Go Catch some Alaskan Salmon! Click here to watch my do-it-yourself Alaska fishing adventure video to learn how, or go get some Alaskan salmon from the store.
Step #2 Mix equal parts of bourbon, teriyaki sauce, and brown sugar in a small pan. For one fillet, a half cup of each ingredient will be plenty.
Step #3. Heat and mix ingredients on low heat until blended together. (Five minutes is usually plenty of time, but for a thicker mixture, simmer for 10 -15 minutes.)
Step #4 Brush on the mixture and let marinate for 30 minutes, or overnight.
Step #5 Brush on more mixture and bake or grill the fillet at medium-high heat (375 – 400 degrees) until flakey…generally 15 minutes, or longer for thicker fillets. If grilling with indirect heat it will take about 5 to 10 minutes longer. I prefer to grill on charcoal with either hickory, apple, or alder chips for a fantastic smoked flavor! Brush on additional mixture while baking or grilling.
Step #6 Brush mixture on fillet one final time after taking out of the oven or off the grill, let cool, serve and enjoy!
To watch the video version of this recipe, click here.
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