Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Appetizer
Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Appetizer

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Appetizer

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December 10, 2016

Add elegance to your party table with this bourbon-glazed salmon appetizer. Each serving is drizzled with an addictive glaze that is slightly sweet with a touch of heat.


  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 50 appetizers


2 pounds thick salmon filets

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Bourbon Glaze

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup beef broth

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce


3 green onions, sliced


1Cut salmon filets into 50 even cubes. Coat with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

2Place a veggie basket on the grill. Heat grill to high.

3Place the salmon skin side down in the veggie basket. Grill for 4-5 minutes.

4Flip. Grill for 3 more minutes. Drizzle with glaze (recipe below) and grill for 2 more minutes. Remove from grill.

5Place the cubes on a platter or mini appetizer plate. Spoon on more glaze and sprinkle with green onions to garnish. Add a decorative toothpick.

Bourbon glaze

1Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauce pot.

2Sauté garlic and onions over medium heat for five minutes, until tender.

3Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until thickened and it coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.


This recipe creates about 50 servings. Increase or decrease the recipe as needed to serve your crowd. One pound of salmon yields about 25 servings. The glaze recipe is enough for two pounds of salmon.

You can also make this as an entrée by grilling the filets whole.


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