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Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon

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This Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon is easy enough to prepare on a weeknight and impressive enough for date night! The salmon is tender and flaky, and the sauce is to die for!! Sweet blackberry preserves, sauteed onions, and smokey bourbon simmer together to create an amazing glaze…..

This Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon takes date night to a whole new level! © COOKING WITH CURLS

I paired my Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon with Goat Cheese Whipped Potatoes and Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots…so amazing!! Have I used that word enough times yet? 😉

Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon © COOKING WITH CURLS

This amazing meal is an adaptation of my Huckleberry Glazed Salmon that I made several years ago. That meal was inspired by the delicious Bourbon Blueberry Glazed Tenderloins with Goat Cheese Whipped Potatoes that I had while visiting Couer d’ Alene, Idaho for my mom’s birthday.

How to make Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon:

Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onions and cook until soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes…..

Cook finely chopped onions in a large skillet © COOKING WITH CURLS

Stir in the garlic, and cook for 1 minute.

Add the bourbon, blackberry preserves, and blackberries. Stir to combine and bring to a low boil…..

Add the bourbon, preserves, and blackberries to the skillet © COOKING WITH CURLS

Add the salmon fillets and spoon sauce over the top of salmon…..

Add the salmon fillets to the skillet and spoon the sauce over the top © COOKING WITH CURLS

Cook and baste with sauce for 9 to 11 minutes, until salmon is cooked through. If using a thermometer, cook until center reaches 135 degrees…..

Cook the salmon and baste with sauce until cooked through © COOKING WITH CURLS

Drizzle remaining sauce over salmon and serve with Goat Cheese Whipped Potatoes and Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots…..

Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon - tender, flaky salmon cooked in a sweet and tangy blackberry sauce create an outstanding meal that is sure to impress!

Are you drooling yet? Can I say amazing a few more times?

Notes:

  • Do not overcook your salmon! Error on the side of under cooked versus over cooked.
  • If you do not like blackberries, or you are allergic to them like my son it, substitute blueberries.
  • If you do not have bourbon {I used Four Roses} you can substitute a fruity, red wine like a merlot.
  • The recipe is written for 2 servings which is super simple to double, it is quite literally half of my original recipe.

What about the side dishes? How did you do those?

I also cut both of these recipes in half for this 2 serving meal. Not everyone will want to serve these side dishes, so I have linked to them instead of copying them here in the recipe.

I started by boiling the water for the potatoes.

While the water was coming up to a boil, I chopped and minced all of my vegetables.

I sauteed the zucchini and carrots while the potatoes were boiling.

I placed the vegetables in a serving bowl and covered them to keep them warm.

I drained the potatoes and placed them in a bowl with the butter and cheese so it could melt.

I started cooking the sauce and finished the potatoes while it was heating.

Add the salmon, cook it through, and put it all together!!

A full meal ready to eat in just under 45 minutes. Doubling the recipe will not double the time. 😉

Some other Blackberry recipes for you to try:

Now you have several blackberry recipes to try while fresh blackberries are in season. 🙂

Enjoy!!

This Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon takes date night to a whole new level! © COOKING WITH CURLS

Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon

This Blackberry Bourbon Glazed Salmon is easy enough to prepare on a weeknight and impressive enough for date night!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon, blackberries, bourbon, main course, date night, dinner for two
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 large clove garlic (finely minced or pressed)
  • cup bourbon (I used Four Roses)
  • ¼ cup blackberry preserves/jam
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • 2) 5-ounce salmon filets (wild-caught)

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped onions and cook until soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the bourbon, blackberry preserves, and blackberries. Stir to combine and bring to a low boil.
  • Add the salmon fillets and spoon sauce over the top of salmon.
  • Cook and baste with sauce for 9 to 11 minutes, until salmon is cooked through. If using a thermometer, cook until center reaches 135 degrees.
  • Drizzle remaining sauce over salmon and serve with Goat Cheese Whipped Potatoes and Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots.

Notes

  • Do not overcook your salmon!  Error on the side of under cooked versus over cooked.
  • If you do not like blackberries, or you are allergic to them like my son it, substitute blueberries.
  • If you do not have bourbon {I used Four Roses} you can substitute a fruity, red wine like a merlot.
  • The recipe is written for 2 servings which is super simple to double, it is quite literally half of my original recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg

 

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