Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze

Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze is coated in a wonderfully crunchy, sweet and spicy glaze. Serve with asparagus for a deliciously healthy and easy meal.

Bourbon-Pecan Glazed Salmon in a pan with asparagus

 

This amazing salmon recipe can be made start to finish in under 20 minutes. The salmon first gets seared in a hot pan, then coated with the pecan glaze and transfered to the oven where it finishes cooking.

You’ll need an oven-safe skillet for this recipe, either stainless steel or cast iron. If you don’t have either of these, you can transfer the salmon to a baking dish. If you don’t preheat the baking dish, it will take a little longer to cook the salmon.

The glaze is a simple mixture of brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, and pecans. It is wonderfully sweet, savory, and crunchy with just the right amount of bourbon flavor. The pecans develop such a fantastic buttery crunch in the oven.

Bourbon Pecan Glazed Salmon fillets in a pan with asparagus

 

What to serve with Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze:

  • Asparagus
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

It’s very easy to cook asparagus right in the pan with the salmon. Just add the asparagus to the pan right before you put the pan in the oven. The asparagus will get coated in the glaze and it tastes so good!

Recipe Tips:

  • I prefer wild caught salmon for this recipe.
  • Frozen salmon fillets can be used. Just thaw them completely first.
  • Cooking time will vary based on the size of the fillets and based on whether youllike your salmon medium-rare or well done, so use the cooking time as an estimate.
  • Leftovers taste great on a green salad.
  • The amount of cayenne pepper in the glaze adds a little heat. Double the amount if you want the glaze to be more than a little spicy.

Salmon fillets with bourbon-pecan glaze on a white plate with asparagus

Try These Other Delicious Salmon Recipes:

  • Firecracker Baked Salmon– has a delicious sweet and spicy glaze.
  • Chipotle Lime Salmon– so much flavor!
  • Baked Parmesan Salmon– has a wonderful creamy coating.
  • Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce– perfect for summer.
  • Salmon with Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
Bourbon-Pecan Glazed Salmon in a pan with asparagus

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Salmon with Bourbon Pecan Glaze

Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze is coated in a wonderfully crunchy, sweet and spicy glaze. Serve with asparagus for a deliciously healthy and easy meal.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bourbon, Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 720kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 (6 to 8-ounce) salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Season salmon with salt and pepper.

  • In a small saucepan, heat brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, ground mustard, and cayenne until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the pecans and the remaining tablespoon of butter. Remove from heat.
  • In an oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add salmon, skin-side up and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

    Flip over and cook another 2 minutes.

  • Spoon bourbon mixture over the salmon.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork in the thickest portion.

Notes

Double the amount of cayenne pepper if you want the glaze to be more than a little spicy.

Nutrition

Calories: 720kcal

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