Chef 101 Humpday: Salmon with Brown Sugar and Bourbon Glaze

From I found what I thought would be really close to a brown sugar bourbon salmon dinner we had in Ketchikan, Alaska.   Of course, that time we were surrounded by eagles and…well…lots of Alaskan Pale Ale.  (You know how important it is to have food closest to the source.)  This recipe, brought back memories…and I dug it because it was e-a-s-y!


4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
4 (6 ounce) salmon steaks
1/3 cup bourbon whiskey

Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Place salmon fillets on top of brown sugar mixture. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Turn salmon, and pour bourbon around the fillets. Continue cooking for 5 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Spoon glaze over the salmon, and serve.

Serves 4