Usually on Wednesday I post the recipe from my Taco Tuesday, but this week there was not Taco Tuesday. Why, you ask? Did you forget already??? Yesterday was Valentine's Day! Now, originally I planned to go ahead with my regular routine, being single and all, but Mr. T is out of town for work, so me, T, and another girl friend, SG, got together for a girls Valentine's dinner. It was a nice change of pace and I really enjoyed the time with my girls.
In preparation for a day of overindulging in chocolate treats, Italian food, and wine a light meal was definitely in order and what could be lighter than a nice salmon dish? I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the bourbon since I don't usually cook with alcohol other than wine, nor do I drink bourbon, but it turned out really well.
Taco Tuesday posts will return next week, so stay tuned and enjoy this delicious salmon in the mean time!
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Source: How Sweet It Is
- 1 pound fresh salmon
- 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 3/4 cup bourbon
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- Combine the bourbon, sugar, mustard, garlic, honey, vinegar and worcestershire in a small saucepan and whisk. Heat over high heat and allow it to come to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, or until mixture reduces by about half. Pour mixture in a bowl and let sit at room temperature while the salmon cooks. The glaze will thicken a bit at this time.
- Preheat the broiler in your oven. Make sure the salmon is dry and season it with the coarse salt and pepper on both sides. Lay it on a non-stick baking sheet. Broil for about 5-6 minutes on each side, until the top develops a crispy crust. If your salmon is very thick, you may need to go a little longer.
- Remove the salmon from the oven and brush it with the bourbon glaze.