Maple-bourbon glazed salmon

Recipe Information

Maple-bourbon glazed salmon is a delicious American recipe usually served as a main dish. It requires about 5 minutes of prep time and about 15 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 30 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered easy. This recipe will yield 4 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 4
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Salmon
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Broiling


  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup

  • 1/3 cup orange juice

  • Light sprinkle of salt and pepper

  • 3 tablespoons bourbon whiskey (orange juice may be substituted)

  • Four 4- to 5-ounce skinless salmon fillets

  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped


  • Preheat the broiler.

  • For the syrup glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, orange juice, and whiskey. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat while preparing the salmon while stirring frequently.

  • Lightly sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper. Place on a lightly greased broiler pan. Broil 3-4 inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Remove 2 tablespoons glaze, and brush on all sides of the salmon.

  • Turn the salmon over and broil 5 minutes longer or until the salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork.

  • Stir the pecans into remaining glaze; heat on high for about 5 minutes or until the glaze reaches the consistency of syrup.

  • Serve the salmon topped with pecan syrup.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 386 cal

  • Total fat: 20g

  • Saturated fat: 4g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 7g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 6g

  • Cholesterol: 62mg

  • Sodium: 215mg

  • Potassium: 537mg

  • Carbohydrate: 21g

  • Fiber: 1g

  • Protein: 24g