Chocolate Drizzled Buttery Pecan and Caramelized Condensed Milk Cookies.
Oh my goshhh.
Can you guys believe it? No cheese today. What’s going on?
I mean, I did not even add parmesan to the potatoes. Although, that would be pretty stinkin’ good.
So even though this meal may be cheeseless, I still love it. I guess I swapped the cheese for the bourbon today.
And bourbon on a Thursday? Yeah, it’s still a good idea.
With things being so busy lately, I have been in need of super quick cooking, hands off meals. Normally, I just make tacos, pizza or some kind of stir fry. OR my specialty…which is basically all the leftovers in the fridge mixed with whatever grain I have on hand (normally rice) and then topped with lots of cheese and baked until melted goodness. The boys think it is totally disgusting and will not even try it, but I have actually grown to really love these “throw everything in” meals. I often top them with fried eggs though, so this may be why I love them.
Last week though I actually bought fresh salmon for the first time since probably July. I just haven’t been feeling like fish as much lately, but then I had the idea for a bourbon glazed salmon and suddenly my fish aversion was gone!
The glaze just seemed so fall like, and then of course the chutney really made things perfect for November. If Thanksgiving was not all about the turkey, I would totally make this Salmon instead.
Here is the deal with this meal. It’s super simple and literally just some bourbon, soy sauce and orange juice simmered down with maple syrup. It’s not weird or unusual, just simple, quick and good.
Since I am me, I couldn’t just leave the salmon to hang out all alone, so a chutney was made. And wow, I am now a huge chutney fan. The cranberries are SO good when paired with a few fall spices and a little brown sugar. The brown sugar is a MUST, without it the cranberries taste way too tart and well, not good at all. Cranberries are one of the only fruits that I think has to have sugar added to them. Some people only need a little sugar with their cranberries and some people need A LOT. I think I am somewhere in the middle, but use a little or as much brown sugar as your taste requires.
Oh, if you want your house to smell like Thanksgiving, make this chutney. It’s the best smell.
AND it’s also the perfect meal for busy “holiday season” nights. And yes, I do consider November the start of the Holiday season. Plus, it’s actually pretty healthy.
Random little side note here, my windows arrive today! This means aside from the doors, the barn will be all enclosed come Monday. The doors are on their way, so soon enough the barn will all be sealed up. Things are looking more home like down there!! YEAH!
Oh, I almost forgot the potatoes. They truly are the simplest thing ever. You just need a decent amount of sea salt, a little olive oil and rosemary. Then just roast away. It’s a classic, but again, so good. I think I need to make more classics, I mean, there is a reason why they are called classics.
There is so much texture that goes along with these potatoes. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Pretty much the best thing ever.
PLUS, aren’t those tiny little potatoes the cutest? I love them!
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And now that we ate so healthy today, that leaves us room for butter tomorrow, right??
Holy cow, this is good! In retrospect, maybe a little too involved for a weeknight meal – but so worth i! I didn’t have any bourbon, so I subbed rum. I will have to get the real thing next time, but its hard to imagine that it could be possibly better than the rum (which was absolute heaven). The cranberries are excellent. Loved the addition of the jalapenos. So yummy!
Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT
Cooked this for the first time the other day and wow, it was incredible! This has to be one of the best salmon recipes I have ever had! The chutney was fantastic, too. It truly wasn’t difficult or super time consuming either, which is a big bonus. I didn’t do the potatoes, but opted for roasted broccoli instead, tossed with orange rosemary olive oil and topped with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Going to use the extra chutney to accompany wienerschnitzel and mashed potatoes. This meal will be on rotation in our house for years to come!
Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xxT
Made just the Salmon tonight (not really cranberry season, and we’re not big potato eaters) OMG was this salmon recipe delicious. My new go to fish recipe. I’m going to try this with some cod or halibut next….
Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it was a hit!! xTieghan
Totally forgot to report but I made it for Christmas. So good !!
Thanks so much!
Hello, lovely looking dish! Quick question. Would this seasoning & chutney go well on a different fish… say something white like a cod? I have a few non-salmon eaters and was wanting to do a salmon and a white fish and hoping to use the same prep for both. Thanks!
Yes, this would work well. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan
sounds delicious! Can I roast the salmon in the oven instead of on the stove so it’s easier to prepare for company?
Hi Annette! I am sure roasting the salmon will be great! I would do 425 for 20 minutes or so, but be sure to check the salmon throughout cooking. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and happy holidays! xTieghan
Bourbon and salmon- what’s not to love? Thanks, it was great!
Can I bake the salmon instead of searing it? If so what degrees and how long?
I have not text the recipe for the oven, so I am not sure. I would recommend 425 for 15-20 minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much and happy Holidays!! xTieghan ?
I am thinking of making this for Christmas. It looks delicious!
How many does this serve?
This serves about 4. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂
Thanks so much for your quick reply!
So the only fruit juice I could have would be one from a berry.. would cranberry juice work too?
Cranberry juice will be great!
It looks absolutely delicious!!! Is there anything I could sub the orange juice for? I have an allergy to all citrus fruit and juices..
HI! Would using pineapple or pomegranate juice work for you? I think either would be great. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love the salmon!
Hi! I can’t wait to try these dishes! ?
I do have a question though… are there mushrooms in the potato recipe? The picture shows mushrooms, but I don’t see them on the recipe. Is it alright to add them in with the potatoes w/o changing the potato taste? I’d like to add them as the picture looks delicious.
Hi Connie!! Of course you can add mushrooms! It will be delicious with the potatoes, just toss them right in. Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love the recipe!
This looks awesome! I want to make it for a Christmas lunch. Do you think the salmon could be baked, just to simplify things for a larger crowd?
Hey Theresa! Yes, I think baking the salmon will be just great. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you!