Tennessee-Baked Salmon with Spiced Whiskey-Honey

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Difficulty

Essential Tools
Rimmed baking pan
Parchment paper
Measuring spoons
Instant-read thermometer
Small saucepot
Measuring cups
Wooden spoon

Nonstick cooking spray
1 skin-on salmon fillet (about 2½ pounds)
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Twist’d Q Cane N’ Maple Crooked Pig seasoning
¼ cup honey
¼ cup Tennessee whiskey
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary plus additional sprigs for garnish (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

2. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Place the salmon, skin side down, on the prepared pan. Sprinkle the salmon with 1 tablespoon of the Crooked Pig Cane N’ Maple seasoning and bake 25 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the salmon reaches 145°F.

3. In a small saucepot, cook the honey and whiskey over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until bubbling, stirring occasionally. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of the BBQ Seasoning, lemon juice and rosemary. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook 8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepot from the heat and let cool. Makes about ¼ cup.

4. Serve the salmon drizzled with the Spiced Whiskey-Honey garnished with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (about 5 ounces salmon, 2 teaspoons sauce): 315 Calories, 12g Fat (2g Saturated), 96mg Cholesterol, 583mg Sodium, 15g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 12g Sugars, 34g Protein

Consuming the salmon skin has many health benefits including having the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids on the fish. Try roasting your salmon skin-side up for a crispier skin.

Try roasting some lemon wedges for squeezing over the salmon just before serving.