Easy Barbecued Salmon Recipe

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Barbecued Salmon with Kentucky Bourbon is a quick way to get a sweet and spicy glaze on salmon in a hurry because it starts out with store-bought barbecue sauce with some additions to kick it up.


I usually make this sauce ahead of time and use it on salmon, chicken and it's even tasty on burgers, just brush it on whatever you're making on the grill.


It's simple to make and really gives the salmon a barbecued authentic flavor without all the fuss and not an Asian style this is totally country cowboy styled glaze.


We love salmon and are huge fans of grilling but this one can be baked, pan-fried or even air fried because the sauce is made separately.


This fish can also be made in a smoker all you have to do is set it to 265 degrees using peach, or pecan wood chips and add the glaze on top, it's super tasty.


If you love barbecued foods you may also like to try our Easy Baked Barbecued Pork Chops and for my seafood lovers Seafood and Crab Lemon Scampi recipes.


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barbecued salmon







Store-Bought Barbecue Sauce



I love my homemade recipe for Jack Daniels Barbecue Sauce but when I am in a hurry and don't want to measure everything to bring along on a picnic this easy doctored barbecue sauce is the perfect solution and delicious.


You can easily adapt your recipe and add something else to the store jarred barbecue sauce, I just add a few things to it besides the Kentucky Bourbon.


If you're not a bourbon lover just substitute peach or pineapple juice those two are great flavor enhancers.



raw salmon filets


Ingredients You Will Need (see suggestions below for more flavor combinations)



  • salmon, (or use chicken, burgers, or any meat you like
  • barbecue sauce
  • olive oil
  • bourbon
  • brown sugar or honey
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • molasses
  • white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: red pepper flakes, cajun seasoning, or hot sauce for a spicy hot style fish



barbecued salmon



Other Favorite Topping Recipes

  1. teriyaki sauce with crushed pineapple and a little brown sugar
  2. mango, chopped green bell peppers, pineapple, and papaya
  3. pecans, brown sugar, and apricot preserves
  4. fresh lemon butter garlic sliced and fresh dill weed
  5. cajun spices, tequila, and hot sauce
  6. chicken broth butter and fresh parsley, basil, garlic with oregano
  7. jarred pesto
  8. heavy cream with dill and melted butter poured over smoked salmon after cooking
  9. rosemary, lemon wedges, black pepper, and butter



Alternate Cooking Methods

  • Grilled: Grill the salmon skin side up on medium heat for around 11 minutes brush with sauce. You can also wrap the salmon with the sauce in foil and toss it on the grill for the same amount of time for easy cleanup. 
  • Air Fryer: preheat to 400 degrees, oil spray salmon using a pie plate that's oven-proof, or place on an oil sprayed basket takes around 7 minutes or until salmon flakes easily brush with glaze after air frying
  • Oven: preheat oven to bake at 400 degrees for around 12 to 15 minutes brush with glaze after cooking or use as a dipping sauce



store bought barbecue sauce doctored with bourbon



Perfect Side Dishes

  1. Mandarin Pineapple Coleslaw
  2. Salt and Vinegar Potatoes
  3. Cowboy Beans
  4. Cornbread



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Seafood Lovers!



I highly recommend using this barbecue sauce for all meats it's so delicious.


As I mentioned before for those who love spicy add hot sauce or cayenne pepper or even hot peppers while grilling.


If you love salmon, this is a great addition to your recipe collection.





5 Ingredient Bourbon Salmon

5 Ingredient Bourbon Salmon

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 10 Min
This is a doctored barbecue sauce with Kentucky Bourbon for all kinds of grilling needs, today we are using this one Salmon and it's juicy moist, and delicious. Perfect for outdoor barbecues!

Ingredients

  • 4 Salmon filets ( around 2 pounds of salmon)
  • Season salmon with
  • granulated garlic powder
  • cajun seasoning or barbecue seasoning
  • Barbecue Doctored Sauce Recipe:
  • 1/2 cup original-style barbecue sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil  
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  •  1/2 cup Kentucky bourbon 
  • 2 tablespoons molasses 
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey
  •  1 tablespoon vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan mix, the barbecue sauce with everything except the same and boil for 5 minutes or until this slightly thickens.
  2. Season the salmon and use one of these cooking methods below:
  3. Grilled: Grill the salmon skin side up on medium heat for around 11 minutes brush with sauce. You can also wrap the salmon with the sauce in foil and toss it on the grill for the same amount of time for easy cleanup.
  4. Air Fryer: preheat to 400 degrees, oil spray salmon using a pie plate that's oven-proof, or place on an oil sprayed basket takes around 7 minutes or until salmon flakes easily brush with glaze after air frying
  5. Oven: preheat oven to bake at 400 degrees for around 12 to 15 minutes brush with glaze after cooking or use as a dipping sauce
  6. Pan-fried:  Heat in a little olive oil for around 11 minutes. Brush with glaze and serve. ( I recommend cast iron skillets)

Nutrition Facts

Calories

1016.83

Fat (grams)

44.78

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.14

Carbs (grams)

56.91

Fiber (grams)

2.74

Net carbs

54.16

Sugar (grams)

47.52

Protein (grams)

80.16

Sodium (milligrams)

2454.31

Cholesterol (grams)

223.00
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Apricot Orange Salmon


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14 comments

  1. Love salmon. Your salmon looks fantastic!

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

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  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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  8. My favorite. Looks delicious.

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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

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