Bourbon Glazed Salmon Recipe with Grilled Asparagus

Are you a salmon fan that is looking to take your recipe to the next level? This Bourbon Glazed Salmon Recipe with Grilled Asparagus that cooks in under just 30 minutes and is beyond delicious. From the amazing bourbon, soy and brown sugar marinade to the grilled asparagus, this recipe is a winner!
Course Main
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3
Author Chef Billy Parisi


For the Bourbon Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon of chopped scallions
  • 1 teaspoon of finely grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of finely grated garlic
  • 1/2 cup of Jim Beam or other good bourbon
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

For the Salmon:

  • 3 4-ounce fillets of fresh Atlantic Salmon
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 bunches of asparagus asparagus
  • sesame seeds to coat
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • Kosher salt and cracked pepper to coat


  • Add all of the bourbon glaze ingredients to a medium size pot and simmer over medium-low heat until thick, about 15 minutes
  • In the mean time cut the ends of the asparagus and mix with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to coat. Grill them on high heat for 8-10 minutes or on a flat top until desired amount of doneness is achieved.
  • Season the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper and set it to the side. Add the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil to a pan or flat top and sear the salmon until golden brown and medium in the center, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Once everything is done plate up the grilled asparagus and salmon and add some of the glaze over top of the salmon.  Note there will be plenty of glaze leftover to use as a marinade or sauce for something else.