Mango Salsa Barbecued Bourbon Salmon Recipe

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1 lb Salmon filet's (marinate this in 1/4 cup of bourbon 1 hour, optional if  your not wanting to use alcohol,then you can marinate in pineapple juice instead the same amount)
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and cut into small cubes
1 cup minced papaya or peaches
1 cup crushed pineapple
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled plum tomatoes, put through food processor with juices just until they are crushed
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon Franks hot sauce or Tabasco
Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan.  Simmer covered, over low heat for 20 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Cool slightly. Puree sauce until smooth in a food process or blender. (If using the bourbon or the pineapple juice then add that to the sauce after the salmon is marinated)
Heat the grill or use a hot oven heating to 420 degrees.
Place the salmon on a piece of oil sprayed foil, pour some sauce over the top, seal the foil tightly, grill or bake.  Or you can throw this directly on the grill for around 20 minutes depending on thickness or bake in a hot heated oven in a baking dish.
After the salmon is cooked, pour more sauce on top. Sauce will keep around a week in the refrigerator or freeze it.


  1. Love salmon. Your salmon looks fantastic!

  2. What an original fruit sauce to accompany salmon. It looks very appetizing and tasty. Bye, have a good day

  3. I have salmon sitting in my freezer. This would be a wonderful way to use it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. This sounds wonderful. I love sauces that are both sweet and spicy.

  5. This is a great pairing! Salmon is always good with a fruit marinade and that salsa looks amazing. Sweet and heat-another delicious one Claudia. Enjoy the day!

  6. I can't wait to try this, I eat salmon at least twice a week.

  7. Oh dear Claudia, What a beautiful salmon dish. Excellent. Blessings, Catherine xo

  8. My favorite. Looks delicious.

  9. Salmon steak cooked in tropical fruits...that sounds and looks so good!

  10. What a lovely combination of flavours here. Very interesting!

  11. I have loved every variety of mango salsa that I could get my hands on. Marinating it with bourbon adds some extra zip! What a fabulous spring meal!

  12. So you marinate the salmon first in just the bourbon? Then take it out and marinate it in the pineapple juice?

    The blend of flavors in this sauce sound so good. I can only imagine how this tastes. I'm going to have to try this recipe. I'll bet the sauce tastes incredible over many foods.

    Thanks for sharing this creation!
    Sorry for not posting much lately. I've barely had time to post on my own blog.

  13. I love salmon, and mango salsa. Never thought of marinating in bourbon, but I can't wait to try it.
    I'm sure that the salmon tastes amazing.

  14. Love mango salsa - great to pair it with salmon.


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