Orange and Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Salmon is one of our favorite choices when we’re looking for a healthy, no-fuss main course. Its firm, moist texture makes it a perfect candidate for high-heat oven roasting, and topped with this easy glaze made with orange marmalade and bourbon it makes a deliciously simple and quick weeknight meal.

Orange and Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Orange and Bourbon Glazed Salmon

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Glazed with a combination of orange marmalade and bourbon whiskey, this easy, oven-roasted salmon makes a terrific weeknight dinner.


  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skin on
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup good quality orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon or whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil and coat it with nonstick spray.
  2. Arrange the salmon fillets, skin side down on the prepared baking sheet and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Combine the orange marmalade, bourbon, brown sugar and cayenne in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened to the consistency of maple syrup, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter until melted and allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Divide the glaze evenly over each of the salmon fillets and roast until the glaze is lightly caramelized and the fish is cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.