Grilled Whiskey Salmon

Grilled salmon

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
640 Calories
30g Fat
14g Carbs
58g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 640
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 1079mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 58g
Calcium 102mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These salmon fillets are grilled hot and fast with a sweet whiskey marinade that gives them a fantastic flavor and nice, crisp glaze when grilled. Serve with grilled vegetables or over fresh salad greens. A perfect weeknight recipe, yet fancy enough for entertaining.


  • 4 (8-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1/2 cup whiskey
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix whiskey, soy sauce, orange juice, oil and garlic in a medium bowl.

  3. Place fish in a shallow dish and pour mixture over top. Cover with plastic wrap and place salmon sit in the refrigerator for 3 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. 

  5. Once heated, oil grill grates to create a non-stick surface. Make at least 4 to 5 passes on the grates.

  6. Place fish on hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

  7. The salmon is done when it flakes easily, has faded in color, and reaches an internal temperature of at least 145 F. Carefully remove fish from the grill and serve. 

  8. Plate the fish and serve with your favorite sides.


  • We recommend using two good-sized spatulas to help with the turning process. This will reduce breakage.
  • If you are interested in a saucier fish. Double marinade recipe. Reserve half of the marinade and bring to a simmer in a saucepan, reduce heat and let the sauce continue to simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before spooning over fish. 

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