Salmon with Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

Salmon with Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce

A thick, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce flavored with bourbon and peaches makes a wonderful topping for salmon.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354 kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh peaches or frozen, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Four Roses Bourbon
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 4 salmon filets


  1. Heat canola oil in a medium pot. Add onion and sauté 3 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 2 more minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Simmer sauce for 20-30 minutes, or until it thickens up to your liking. Stir every now and then so the bottom does not burn.
  3. About halfway through cooking, use a potato masher to break down the peach chunks some. This will help thicken the sauce and distribute the flavor of the peaches.
  4. Heat gas grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat tops of salmon filets with oil.
  5. Cook salmon skin side up for about 4 minutes. Flip over and cook another 4-5 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness.
  6. Once salmon is almost done, coat with a thick layer of barbecue sauce. Serve additional sauce with salmon.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon with Bourbon Peach BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.