Total Time
1hr 12mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 12 mins

Salmon fillets marinated in Irish whiskey and honey have a glazed look as well as a superb taste and texture. Irish whiskey has a slightly peppery taste. A delicious combination! From Food and Drink. Prep time includes marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together honey, vinegar, whiskey, thyme, lemon zest, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over salmon and marinate 1 hour on the counter, or 4 hours refrigerated.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Remove salmon from marinade and place on a rack over a roasting pan.
  4. Grill or Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, basting once with the marinade or until golden and white juices are just beginning to appear.
Most Helpful

Excellent recipe! I pan fried the salmon in a very small amount of olive oil then basically deglazed the pan with the remaining marinade and swirled in the butter. It was outstanding.

S P. March 18, 2014

Very good and easy. I was skeptical about the need for the Irish Whiskey (I didn't think you'd be able to taste it), but it was there -- a very subtle and nice flavor. (And I don't like whiskey at all...) We only marinated ours for about 40 minutes because we were in a rush but it was still delicious. Thanks Leslie!

MCaren December 10, 2013

We love this! Great tastes and flavors. As we eat a lot of salmon, we are always looking out for new recipes to try. This one will be moved to the front of the line! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!!

CindiJ August 16, 2007