It doesn’t get much easier than Bourbon Smoked Salmon. A wild-caught salmon fillet is marinated in a spicy whiskey sauce, then smoked over low heat until perfectly done.
Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter
Salmon with lemon caper butter is marinated and grilled to perfection. This is an easy dinner to prepare, but will impress your guests at your next cookout.
Salmon cooks quickly because it has a naturally high oil content. Watch the sear marks carefully: if they are too dark on the first flip, turn down the burner so you don’t overcook the flesh.
Serve this easy grilled dish alongside grilled asparagus, red bell peppers, or butternut squash.
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons capers
1 teaspoon caper juice
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
1 pound salmon
Combine the butter, capers, caper juice, and lemon or lime juice in a sauté pan over medium heat. Stir constantly for 4 minutes.
Reserve half the marinade to use as a finishing sauce.
Let the marinade cool and brush onto the salmon.
Preheat a grill to medium-low heat.
Place the salmon, skin side-down, on the preheated grill. Cook, with the lid closed, for 8 to 10 minutes. Carefully flip the salmon and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until cooked through.
Transfer the salmon to a serving plate.
Reheat the reserved marinade over medium heat. Drizzle the sauce over the salmon to serve.