brown sugar salmon recipe

Brown Sugar Salmon Recipe with Soy Sauce and Bourbon

Looking for a great fish recipe? Try this delicious and easy to make Brown Sugar Salmon Recipe with Soy Sauce and Bourbon.
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 1 day
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 317kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


For the Salmon:

  • 5 6- ounce fillets of fresh salmon
  • 1/2 cup of bourbon
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil

For the Vegetables:

  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of finely minced ginger
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 5 baby carrots sliced long ways
  • 1 cup of edamame
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 cup of sprouts
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of sliced green onions
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • sesame seeds for garnish optional


  • Pour the bourbon, soy and brown sugar into a medium size bowl and whisk very well until completely combined and then transfer it to a plastic slider bag with the salmon and toss around and marinate in the refrigerator overnight or up to 48 hours and 2 hours minimum.
  • Once the salmon is done marinating, remove from the bag and set aside.
  • Add the 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add in the salmon. Once the salmon is in the man turn the heat down to medium.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side for a medium to medium-well internal temperature.
  • When it’s finished cooking, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Vegetables: In a large hot sauté pan with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, brown the ginger and garlic, about 1 to 2 minutes. Once brown, add in the carrots and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Next, add in the edamame, peas and sauté for a further 3 to 4 minutes. Finish with chicken stock, sliced green onions and salt and pepper to taste and braise for 3 to 4 minutes. Finish by tossing in sprouts.
  • Serve the salmon on top of the braised vegetables and garnish with sesame seeds.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1150mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1438IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg