Where Whine Meets Wine

I like a little food with my wine

We’re trying to add more fish in to our diet, and we’re really not very big fish eaters… other than shore lunches during fishing season. So I picked up some salmon, looked at tons of recipes, and found one that sounded good and got great reviews. When I asked an avid fish-eater for a good salmon recipe, she recommended the recipe I’d already found! So it seemed like a fairly good bet! And it was. Maybe not the healthiest way to eat it, with all the sugar, but for beginners, I am willing to try anything till we learn how we like it.

The recipe called for bourbon, and sadly, I had none. So I substituted soy sauce instead.

  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 lb salmon steaks (4 steaks)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (next time I’ll try it with bourbon!)
Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat and stir in brown sugar. Place fillets on top of sugar mixture. Make sure it’s not too hot, or they’ll burn before they’re ready. Cook for about 5 minutes. Turn it over and pour the soy sauce (or bourbon!) over them, and let cook another 5 minutes. I found this to really be the exact time, but check at about 3 1/2 minutes. When it flakes easily with a fork- it’s done! Pour glaze left in the pan over the salmon and enjoy! I made rice with broccoli (Biggest E loves broccoli!!) to go along with it and even used some of the leftover glaze on it- delicious! And don’t forget the wine! Hopefully this is the start to a long, healthy relationship, with salmon, I mean. I’ve already got a healthy relationship with wine.
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