Roasted Salmon Fillets With Irish Whiskey

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Elly in Canada

Salmon fillets marinated in Irish whiskey and honey!! The cooked fillets will have a glazed look and a superb taste and texture. Irish whiskey has a slightly peppery taste. I have not tried this yet, will update later. Source: Food & Drink magazine Chef Lucy Waverman

Top Review by Tinkerbell

Oh, Elly! This is delicious! I worried that the whiskey was going to overpower everything else, and often honey or lemon zest will turn off DH or DS. Not this time! Every flavor had a part in the harmony of this dish. The last salmon recipe we made was such a disappointment that I almost didn't try this one, but the Irish whiskey kept calling to me. Two years ago I lost my Irish father & mom sent me & DH home with a bottle of his Irish whiskey. We hadn't used it yet & I never thought I'd actually find a recipe that called for it, so I knew I had to do this one. The whole family raved over this salmon & I can't believe how easy it was! We'll definitely make it again! Made in honor of your dear DH, Jim.

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 (230°C).
  3. Remove salmon from marinade and place on a rack over a roasting pan.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, basting once with the marinade or until golden and white juices are just beginning to appear.
  5. Place on 4 plates and serve.

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