Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
8 servings (serving size: 1 fillet)

This top-rated salmon recipe gets its flavor from the tangy brown sugar-bourbon marinade and the sprinkle of sesame seeds.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add salmon fillets. Seal bag, and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning bag once. Remove fillets from bag; discard marinade.

Step 2

Preheat broiler.

Step 3

Place fillets on broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 11 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle each fillet with 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds and 1 tablespoon onions.

Ratings & Reviews

MandyRDH's Review

February 28, 2013

TessaG's Review

September 07, 2011
Nice blend of sweet and savory. I reserved some marinade and used it to baste mid-broiling. It made for a perfect crust. Super good!

lesliecooks's Review

August 21, 2011
This a perfect salmon recipe! My family eats it for every special occasion! We especially like to cook it on the grill and eat it with sweet potatoes. Yum!

MJFrancis's Review

June 28, 2011
After reviewing the recipe, comments, and my pantry, I decided to go ahead and make this recipe despite not having some of the key ingredients. I did not have brown sugar nor did I have molasses to make brown sugar from white. Instead, I used 1/2 cup of raw sugar and added about 3 teaspoons of honey. I also added two minced shallots.I didn't have bourbon and substituted with 5T (not 6) Marker's Mark whiskey. I used about 1/2 of the suggested amount of salmon. I made the same amount of sauce and used a little more than half of it to marinate the salmon. I reduced the other half to use as a topping. I grilled the salmon rather than broil it. It was DELICIOUS!!!

dorothyb's Review

March 19, 2011
The flavor was good, but eleven minutes under the broiler would have been way too long. I checked at 6 minutes and moved it to a warm oven for the last five minutes, and it was still pretty dry. I saved the marinade, brought it to a boil, and spooned a little bit over the fish before sprinkling with sesame seeds. I think next time I would use the other recipe which cooks the fish on the stove top, or possibly try grilling the fish.

mjmayinsf's Review

December 27, 2010
Definitely not my favorite salmon recipe. Overwhelming bourbon flavor.

TLKOTWN's Review

September 09, 2010
I read some of the reviews before I made this. So I already knew I would reduce the sauce. I also grilled the salmon, since there would be sauce to put over it when it was done. It was fabulous. Polled those that ate it about the bourbon, no one knew it was in there.

taffyhhh's Review

February 01, 2010
Our oven is down so I didn't trust our broiler. The only difference we made was that we grilled the salmon instead of broiling it. Maybe that cut down on the bourbon taste that the others mentioned. We (including a 5 year old) thought it was terrific. So incredibly easy!! Perfect for a weeknight where you don't have a lot of time for prep and such. Paired it with cous cous from a box and edamame and dinner was ready within 20minutes.

heidala's Review

January 13, 2010
This was delicious! My entire family loved it and asked for seconds. I made it with edamame and white rice. Definitely a keeper!

Kristin928's Review

October 27, 2009
This was one of the 1st times we tried Salmon. It was great!!!! I will make extra sauce next time.