Grilled Whiskey Salmon

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  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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These salmon fillets are grill hot and fast with a sweet whiskey marinade that gives them a  fantastic flavor and nice, crisp glaze when grilled. Serve with grilled vegetable or over fresh salad greens. A perfect weeknight recipe, yet fancy enough for entertaining.

What You'll Need

  • 4 8-ounce/225 g salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL whiskey
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

How to Make It

1.Mix together whiskey, soy sauce, orange juice, oil and garlic in a medium bowl. Place fish in a shallow dish and pour mixture over top. Cover with plastic wrap and place salmon sit in the refrigerator for 3 minutes to 1 hour.

2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.  Once heated, oil grill grates to create a non-stick surface. Make at least 4-5 passes on the grates.  Place fish on hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

I recommend using two good sized spatulas to help with turning process. This will reduce breakage.

3. The salmon is done when it flakes easily, has faded in color, and reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees. Carefully remove fish from grill and serve. 

4. If you are interested in a saucier fish.  Double marinade recipe.  Reserve half of the marinade and bring to a simmer in a saucepan, reduce heat and let sauce continue to simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before spooning over fish.