Bourbon and Maple Glazed Salmon

Bourbon and Maple Glazed Salmon

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I've been cooking lighter meals in anticipation of pigging on all of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes. In my kitchen lighter doesn't mean flavorless, in fact, it typically means just the opposite--flavorful. Though I'm not typically a fan of fish, salmon is an exception. Especially when it has a bold flavor, such as this Bourbon and Maple Glazed Salmon. Not only is it delicious and healthy, but this simple dish packs a powerful punch that will have your taste buds standing at attention.

Though this recipe actually calls for a cup of bourbon and honey, I deviated from my own recipe and decided to give my Bourbon Honey a whirl. I picked it up at a festival in downtown Raleigh a few months ago and have been dying to use it ever since. The company that makes it, Cloister Honey, is based out of Charlotte, and just happened to be in Raleigh for the day. Which is lucky for me because this honey is out of this world! (A special shout-out to their Chipotle Honey which is just as amazing!)

If you're like me, and you already have Bourbon Honey, you can supplement that for the 1/4 cup of bourbon and 2 tbsp of honey. Otherwise, here's what you'll need:


– 1-1.5 lb salmon
– 1/4 cup bourbon
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 2 tbsp of honey
– 1/4 cup soy sauce
– 1 Tbsp oil


Rinse your salmon in cool water, pat dry and set aside.

Pour all marinade ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Add your salmon to the bowl and coat evenly.

Let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour, turning the salmon once halfway through.

When ready to cook, turn the oven to 400 degrees and coat a large clear baking dish with olive oil. Place salmon in baking dish and put into oven.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon.

Serve with a side of veggies or rice.


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Until next time!


  1. Oh my gosh this looks so yummy!! I've never tried bourbon honey of any sort and it sounds delicious!

  2. That looks absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try it for myself :)

  3. Looks so delicious! Salmon is my fav dish, would love to try your recipe. Thanks :)

  4. I love Salmon, my husband does not. Do you think this would work on chicken - so I could do two meats same glaze?


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