Glazed salmon dish

Maple-bourbon glazed salmon and cucumber salad

Glazed Salmon

1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tbs of bourbon
4 – 4 oz. skinless salmon fillets
¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
Salt (for seasoning)
Pepper (for seasoning)


  1. Preheat broiler 
  2. For syrup glaze, combine maple syrup & orange juice in a small sauce pan. 
  3. Cook uncovered, over medium heat while preparing salmon. 
  4. Lightly sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon on a baking pan with a rack. For easy clean up, line the pan with foil or parchment paper. 
  5. Brush the tops and sides of the salmon filets with the glaze. 
  6. Reserve 2 Tbsp of glaze for final step. 
  7. Broil the glazed salmon 5-6 inches from heat for approximately 5 minutes. Watch closely as the thickness of the salmon will determine the length of time needed for broiling. Salmon is fully cooked when it flakes easily when tested with a fork. 
  8. Stir pecans into remaining glaze; heat on high about 5 minutes or until glaze reaches syrup consistency. 
  9. Pour pecan syrup mixture over the salmon and broil briefly to set the glaze. 

Nutrition Information

1 salmon filet, glaze & ½ cup rice (as side dish):
Calories 513 | carbohydrates 37g | protein 33.5g | fat 10.5g | sodium 90mg | fiber 1g 

Cucumber Salad

4 - 6 cucumbers thinly sliced
½ cup reduced fat sour cream
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 tbs chopped dill – plus a bit more to garnish


  1. Mix sour cream, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper together in a bowl. 
  2. Add cucumber slices and toss together. 
  3. Refrigerate 2 hours minimum before serving. 

Nutrition Information
1 cup: Calories 31 | carbohydrate 5.5g | protein 1g | fat 1g | sodium 36mg | fiber 1 g