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Mona's Irish Roasted Salmon

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This is a great recipe for Salmon that I discovered this past summer. The whiskey and honey lend itself to a very unique and delicious flavour.

3 Tbsp – liquid honey
3 Tbsp – lemon juice
1 tsp – lemon zest
¼ cup – Irish whiskey
2 tsp – chopped fresh thyme
2 Tbsp – extra virgin olive oil
sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 salmon fillets
1Tbsp – butter (I like Kerry Gold Irish butter in this)
1 tsp – chopped fresh thyme
Mix together honey, lemon juice, whiskey, thyme, lemon zest and oil in a large zip lock bag. Add salmon and marinate 4-6 hours in the refrigerator.

Fire up the BBQ or preheat oven to 450°F.
Remove salmon from marinade and place on a foil lined sheet pan. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Place remaining marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 4-5 minutes or until reduced to half the volume.
Mixture will be syrupy. Add butter and swirl pan until butter is melted, then add the 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme.
BBQ about 4 mins per side starting with flesh side down.
Or… Roast salmon for 10-12 minutes, basting with the sauce half way through.
Place under broiler for the last few minutes if you like a more golden exterior. This is not necessary but makes for a more attractive appearance.
Transfer salmon to serving plates or platter and drizzle with sauce.
Prepared, tried and tested by:  Mona Aumair‎

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