Friday, August 16, 2013

Jack Daniels glaze for salmon

Have you ever gotten so fixated on a recipe that you end up making that dish week after week all summer?  Me neither (ahem).  But if I did, it might be this salmon with Jack Daniels glaze.  Hubby professes not to like salmon, but what he seriously objects to is the salmon-flavor.  If you bury that under a mess of glaze, it's good times and great taste, I promise.

I bet this glaze would also be awesome on chicken and shrimp.  Or drizzled on sweet potato or broccoli's good, friends.

salmon with Jack Daniels glaze

Simple Jack Daniels glaze

1/2 cup Jack Daniels whiskey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.

Rinse and pat dry 2 salmon filets, place them in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a saucepan, stir together glaze ingredients and simmer over low heat until the consistency is more syrup-y (about 15 minutes).  Once sauce starts to simmer, put salmon in the oven to cook.

Cook salmon for 15 minutes.

Ladle about half of the glaze onto the salmon.  On the first go, I pour on quite a bit.  It caramelizes in the oven, and then I baste from the thickened sauce in the baking dish.

I keep basting every 5 minutes or so until salmon is cooked through (we like ours well-done so this is about 25 minutes total from when the salmon first went into the oven).

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