Whiskey Salmon Recipe

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Whiskey Salmon

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This was adapted from a recipe by a Washington coast restaurant (now gone). You can use Scotch or something like Jack Daniels, which I used.

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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


salmon fillets, skin removed (6 ounces each)
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
unsalted butter
1 Tbsp
olive oil
salt, to taste
white pepper, to taste
1 clove
garlic, peeled and minced
1 tsp
minced shallot
1/2 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
raspberry vinegar
1/2 c
whiskey (scotch or kentucky)
1/2 c
orange juice
1/2 c
heavy cream


1Dredge fillets in flour, to coat both sides.
2In a large skillet, heat butter and oil until hot. Brown fillets slightly on one side. Add salt and pepper.
3Turn fillets over and add garlic, shallot, mustard and brown sugar. Cook for a few seconds.
4Add vinegar. Fillet should be browned on second side now. With fillets still in pan, deglaze pan with whiskey. Add orange juice. Swirl pan to mix ingredients.
5Reduce sauce until it begins to thicken. Add cream and cook until heated.
6Place fillets on plates and spoon some sauce over each.

Garnish with grated orange zest or chopped green onions, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American