Angie's Sweet & Wild Bourbon-grilled Salmon

Total Time
4hrs 50mins
Prep 4 hrs 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

I created this for wild salmon fillets from Trader Joe's; I think the sweet citrusy sauce is to die for, yet the grilled bourbon-marinated salmon tastes great on its own, too. Use a good-quality bourbon here; I use Knob Creek or Maker's Mark. And I think the flavor is contingent on wild salmon; the farm-raised just doesn't have "that flavor". Prep time includes marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a plastic zipper bag, combine marinade ingredients and add salmon fillets.
  2. Marinate, refrigerated, for at least 4 hours.
  3. While grill is heating up, combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and whisk together over medium heat until mixture thickens.
  4. Set aside.
  5. When ready to cook, discard marinade.
  6. Grill salmon fillets until fish flakes easily with a fork; times depend on the thickness of the fish.
  7. Serve grilled salmon topped with sauce.
  8. Mmmmmmm!