Some ingredients are made to be together. The flavors and textures of the individual ingredients complement each other so well that you know one was made for the other.
Bourbon Maple Syrup is one of those foods. Our original maple syrup is poured into deeply charred Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The syrup ages in the barrels for several months, taking on the flavor of the previously housed bourbon. After the aging step, we pump the syrup out of the barrels, filter it, and bottle it for distribution.
This maple syrup is fantastic for savory dishes. The flavor of the syrup has taken on deeper flavors of caramel and butterscotch, as well as charred oak. While still sweet, the Bourbon Maple has a sort of savory note to it as well, and it pairs great with steak, pork, and chicken. But really, its soulmate is wild salmon.
Wild salmon’s rich flavors and silky textures make it an excellent pairing with the sweet yet savory flavors of the Bourbon Maple syrup. Sockeye salmon is best in this recipe as the flesh is firmer, and the taste is more robust, standing up well to the sweetness of the syrup.
This recipe is great all year round, either on the grill or in the oven. Since it only requires a handful of ingredients, you can quickly throw it together for a weeknight dinner or multiply the recipe for a crowd. No matter how you cook it, this recipe will become a staple in your home in no time.
- Droscha Sugarbush Bourbon Maple Syrup
- Whole Grain Mustard
- Olive Oil
- Kosher or Sea Salt
- Fillet or Portions of Sockeye* Salmon
- Preheat the grill or oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix together equal parts Bourbon Maple Syrup and whole-grain mustard. Set aside.
- Prepare salmon by removing any pin bones in the fish and place on a prepared baking sheet lined with foil.
- Drizzle fish with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Brush a generous layer of the syrup and mustard mixture over the fish.
- Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish and preferred doneness. Fish will easily flake when done.
- Alternatively, place fish on aluminum foil on preheated grill and cook for 15 minutes or until preferred doneness.
*You can, of course, use other varieties of salmon.