Salmon with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes


1 pound fresh salmon fillet, or if frozen, thawed

1/3 cup orange juice

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp bourbon

Salt and pepper

Orange slices

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Pat salmon dry.  Place, skin side down, in pan.

Combine orange juice, maple syrup, and bourbon in a small saucepan.  Gently boil 5 to 8 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Brush salmon with half the glaze.  Season with salt and pepper.  Top with orange slices.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until salmon flakes with a fork (145 degrees F).  Brush with remaining glaze.  Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition information per serving: 330 calories, 15 gms fat (3.5 gms sat fat, 60 mg cholesterol), 70 mg sodium, 20 gms carbs (0 gms fiber, 19 gms sugar), 23 gms protein, 60% DV Vitamin D, 4% DV calcium, 6% DV iron, 10% DV potassium.

For a balanced meal, serve with 1/2 cup brown rice, leafy greens, Brussels Sprouts or broccoli, and a light citrus vinaigrette.