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plated maple bourbon glazed salmon with roasted squash

Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 fillets 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon is made with 6 simple ingredients for a heart-healthy gluten free dinner in just 15 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons pure bourbon whiskey (See blog about gluten free)
  • 4 Tablespoons apple juice or orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 1 1/4 pound salmon fillets (around 16 ounces or 3-4 fillets)
  • 3 Tablespoons roasted nuts, chopped and salted
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine maple syrup, bourbon, apple juice, and mustard in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk together and bring to a boil. 
  2. Reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer for 10- 15 mins (stirring occasionally) until the glaze reaches a syrupy consistency and reduces by about 1/4 the original amount. Meanwhile, prepare the salmon.
  3. Preheat the broiler to 525 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with foil or oil. Lightly sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper, and place it on a broiler pan. Brush a small amount of glaze on top of the salmon.  Don’t worry if the glaze isn’t thick yet.
  4. Place the pan in the oven, and broil it 4 inches from the heat for 4 minutes. Remove the salmon from the oven.
  5. Brush each salmon fillet with an additional 2 Tablespoons of the glaze, and place them back in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 minutes or until the center is no longer pink.
  6. While the salmon is baking, add nuts to the maple sauce, and simmer it an additional 5 minutes before removing it from the heat.
  7. Remove the salmon from the oven, and spoon the thickened pecan maple glaze on top before serving.


  • The internal temperature of the salmon should reach 135 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If the sauce is thin, don’t worry. It will thicken when removed from heat.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Meal
  • Method: Broil
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 fillet with glaze
  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 10.6 g
  • Sodium: 155.9 mg
  • Fat: 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 25.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.9 mg

Keywords: gluten free, salmon, dairy free, fish, dinner, minimal ingredients