Whiskey Salmon

Whiskey Salmon Recipe

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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
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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

How to Make Whiskey Salmon


  • 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.

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About Whiskey Salmon

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

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