Last updated May 7, 2018

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.

salmon cube on small plate with glaze on top and toothpick

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.

salmon cube on small plate with glaze on top and toothpick

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Appetizer

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, salmon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 50
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Christie Vanover
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.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb thick salmon filets
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Bourbon Glaze

  • 1 tbsp 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 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce

Garnish

  • 3 green onions sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut salmon filets into 50 even cubes. Coat with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a veggie basket on the grill. Heat grill to high.
  3. Place the salmon skin side down in the veggie basket. Grill for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Flip. Grill for 3 more minutes. Drizzle with glaze (recipe below) and grill for 2 more minutes. Remove from grill.
  5. Place 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

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauce pot.
  2. Sauté garlic and onions over medium heat for five minutes, until tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until thickened and it coats the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Appetizer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.