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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Calories: 720kcal