Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze

Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze
Salmon with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze is coated in a wonderfully crunchy, sweet and spicy glaze. Serve with asparagus for a deliciously healthy and easy meal.
  • 2 (6 to 8-ounce) salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, ground mustard, and cayenne until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the pecans and the remaining tablespoon of butter. Remove from heat.
  4. In an oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
  5. Add salmon, skin-side up and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Flip over and cook another 2 minutes.
  7. Spoon bourbon mixture over the salmon.
  8. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork in the thickest portion.