Roasted Salmon with Bourbon Maple Orange Glaze


This is quick, easy, luscious, and delicious. Make it immediately!


  • 4 (6 ounce) salmon filets
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground peppercorn mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (grade B)
  • 1 orange, juice and zest


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the salmon filets with the salt and pepper.
  3. Add bourbon, maple syrup, orange juice, and zest to a small saucepan.
  4. Bring to a simmer, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the glaze reduces and thickens.
  5. In a 12 inch, oven safe skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  6. Heat until the oil is shimmering.
  7. Add the salmon to the pan, skin side up.
  8. Shake the pan to get oil under the salmon.
  9. Then let them sit and sear for 3 minutes, do not move them.
  10. Turn off the heat, flip the salmon skin side down.
  11. Brush the salmon generously with the maple orange glaze.
  12. Slide the frypan into the oven and roast for about 5 minutes.
  13. Salmon should be barely cooked in the center.
  14. Internal temperature is 130°F, and the thickest part has just turned opaque.
  15. Remove the salmon from the oven (be careful, the handle of the pan is searing hot).
  16. Transfer immediately to a serving plate.
  17. Brush the salmon one more time with the maple orange glaze, and serve.

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