Roasted Pistachio Salmon with Maple Whiskey Sauce

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Serves: 4
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Cooking Method: Bake


4 salmon filets
1/3 c whiskey (i use jack daniels) plus 2 tb
1/2 c butter
1/2 c maple syrup
1/2 c brown sugar, light
1/2 c pistachio nuts, chopped, dry roasted

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Patricia Naveira Recipe
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Burbank, CA (pop. 103,340)
Member Since May 2011
Patricia's notes for this recipe:
This is one of my husband and son's favorite dishes. It's so easy to make and tastes like a high end restaurant item.

This is still a fabulous recipe without the Whiskey. Just omit if needed.
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This sauce is so decadently delicious! The maple flavor is far more prominent than that of the whiskey, which suited my palette just right. It's perfect atop the salmon, but would be wonderful on chicken as well.


Marinate salmon in 1/3 cup whiskey in zip-lock bag for at least 2 hours in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, maple syrup, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of whiskey together in a saucepan. Cook on high heat till almost boil then simmer reducing heat until you have a thicker consistency, about 15 minutes. Reserve ½ of the mixture, set aside and keep warm.
Place salmon on a foil lined cookie sheet or baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray then lightly baste with the remaining whiskey sauce on both sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes, basting twice during the baking. Time in cooking may vary depending on the thickness of the salmon. Discard the used basting sauce.
Baste one last time with fresh reserve whiskey sauce and sprinkle with the roasted pistachios just before serving. Lightly drizzle with whiskey sauce and serve hot.

Perfect with a Rice Pilaf and/or Asparagus

Also, this works just fine WITHOUT the Whiskey if you don't want to cook with the liquor.

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user Penny Hall FantasyFaery54 - Feb 22, 2012
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user Patricia Naveira Singerar - Feb 22, 2012
Thank you Penny!!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 29, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Rachel C rachvegi3 - Sep 4, 2012
Congrats Patricia! I love the flavors of maple and whiskey together and I'm a big fan of salmon with maple too. This sounds amazing and so looking forward to trying it :)
user Tiffany Bannworth MissAnubis - Nov 2, 2012
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