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salmon cube on small plate with glaze on top and toothpick

Bourbon-Glazed Salmon Appetizer

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.
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


  • 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


  • 3 green onions sliced


  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.