Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sweet Bourbon Salmon....the recipe

My husband and I love to cook. Believe it or not though, neither of us drink.....wine,beer, etc. Wouldn't know it though by the way I like to cook.

I was looking back at some of the recipes I have shared and need to apologize. I said I was going to post the Sweet Bourbon Salmon recipe and I failed to do that. So here it is today! This is a great main dish if you want to fix dinner in a hurry. I usually have a salad and roasted veggies for the side dishes. This is also another great meal to use when entertaining.

We usually have this a once a week. I especially like it in the summer time when the hubs will cook it on the grill. We do the foil packet thing when we grill it.

Sweet Bourbon Salmon

5 salomon filets (8 oz. each)
5 tsp. chives, snipped fresh

marinade :
5/8 C. pineapple juice
5 TBSP. Soy sauce
5 TBSP. brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp. Kentucky Bourbon
5/8 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
5/16 tsp. garlic powder
1/1/4 C. vegetable oil
Directions:

Combine the pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, bourbon, pepper and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Stir to dissolve sugar and add oil.

Be sure that all is skin is removed from the salmon. Place filets in a shallow dish and pour bourbon marinade over them, saving a little to brush on the fish as it cooks. Put a lid over the fish and refrigerate for at least an hour. The longer you marinate the better the salmon tastes.

I like to broil mine in the oven or grill it in the summer. For broiling in the oven, set your oven to broiler and broil one side for seven minutes and then turn over and brush with some marinade and broil for seven more minutes. The tops should have a bit of a caramelized look on them and you should be able to flake the salmon off with a fork easily.

Arrange on a plate and sprinkle with chives.

Enjoy!

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2 comments:

Gen said...

sounds good we're having salmon tonight but not fancy like that just plain ole salmon cakes lol nice to see ya picture :) I need to change mine it has snow on it lol

Cheryl said...

You know, I used to make salmon cakes quite a bit before I learned how to cook the fresh salmon. I wonder if you could still marinate the salmon cakes and still get the salmon flavor??? Hmmm, you got me wondering. LOL, fancy! It's so not. It's really an easy dish with ingredients we all have or can acquire at the grocery store.