Bourbon-Glazed BBQ Salmon with Vibrant Summer Vegetables

Bourbon-Glazed BBQ Salmon with Vibrant Summer Vegetables

This dish is a delectable fusion of sweet and savory flavors, perfect for a summer cookout or a delightful dinner occasion. The bourbon glaze adds an exquisite depth to the barbecue sauce, enhancing the rich flavor of the salmon. Paired with a medley of vibrant summer vegetables, this dish is both nutritious and indulgent.


###For the Salmon:
– 4 salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Olive oil for brushing

###For the Bourbon-Glazed BBQ Sauce:
– 1/2 cup bourbon
– 1 cup BBQ sauce
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 tablespoon soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

###For the Vibrant Summer Vegetables:
– 1 zucchini, sliced
– 1 yellow squash, sliced
– 1 red bell pepper, sliced
– 1 red onion, sliced
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Fresh basil for garnish


###Prepare the Bourbon-Glazed BBQ Sauce:
1. In a medium saucepan, combine bourbon, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and smoked paprika.
2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
3. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

###Prepare the Salmon:
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
2. Brush salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
3. Place salmon fillets on the grill, skin side down. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
4. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, brush the salmon generously with the bourbon-glazed BBQ sauce.

###Prepare the Vibrant Summer Vegetables:
1. In a large bowl, toss zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and red onion with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
2. Place the vegetables in a grill basket or directly on the grill. Grill for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.

1. Arrange the grilled salmon fillets on a serving platter.
2. Surround the salmon with the grilled summer vegetables.
3. Drizzle any remaining bourbon-glazed BBQ sauce over the salmon and vegetables.
4. Garnish with fresh basil.

Enjoy your flavorful and healthful Bourbon-Glazed BBQ Salmon with a side of vibrant summer vegetables!