Bourbon Glazed Salmon: A Subtly Sweet Recipe

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With food allergies on the rise and health conscious individuals looking to limit their sugar intake, finding a meal that the family can share together can be difficult without a little guidance. The New Year is fast approaching and the resolution to be healthy is lingering in the back of your mind. Spend more time enjoying your health conscious lifestyle when you choose recipes that are nutritionally rich and easy to prepare.

Begin reaping the benefits of eating healthy by incorporating omega-3 fatty acids into your diet. Omega 3’s found in fish are not only great for your heart and brain function but for healthy growth and development as well. When looking for fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids, turn your sights towards lake trout, sardines, tuna and salmon which are all nutrient rich and great to integrate into your weekly meal regimen.

Enjoy the best of New York’s famous Fulton Fish Market no matter where you are located in the continental United States, straight from the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx. Follow this great salmon recipe for a delicious meal that the family will love. In less than 45 minutes, enjoy classic Bourbon-glazed salmon fillets.

Bourbon Glazed Salmon Fillets
Ingredients:

3 Tbsp. bourbon
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. lime juice (best if fresh)
1 Tbsp. fresh ginger
1 Tsp. sesame seeds
¼ cup green onions
3-4 skinless salmon fillets from ShopFresh Seafood
Pepper to taste

Method:

In a zip lock bag, combine the bourbon, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, lime and minced garlic cloves and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Every half hour, shake the combined ingredients in the bag.

Once the 2 hours is up, heat a skillet to medium-high heat.

Use a non-stick pan if one is available, if not, spray the pan with a non-stick spray and add the skinless salmon fillets with the bourbon glaze.

Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Use a fork to test the flakiness of the salmon fillets.

Place a single fillet on each plate and add the remaining ingredients of sesame seeds and chopped green onions over top your perfectly cooked salmon. Dinner is served!

***This guest post was written by Andrea, a freelance food writer from New York City who highlights the best that the city has to offer. As a native New Yorker, one of the best places to find fresh seafood is the New Fulton Fish Market based out of the Hunt’s Point section of the Bronx.

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