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Bourbon and Mandarin-Glazed Salmon

Bourbon and Mandarin-Glazed Salmon

JC Phelps
Looking for an easy-to-make, delicious salmon recipe? Look no further than my Kentucky Bourbon and Mandarin-Glazed Salmon!
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings



  • 6 Pieces Fresh Salmon with skin
  • 3/4 c. Freshly-Squeezed Sunkist Delite® Mandarin Juice
  • 3/4 c. Kentucky Bourbon
  • 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Shallot chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Ginger

Sunkist Delite® Mandarin Marmalade Topping (optional)

  • 13-15 Sunkist Delite® Mandarins peeled and separated into pieces
  • 1 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Freshly-Squeezed Sunkist Delite® Mandarin Juice
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon



  • Combine Freshly-Squeezed Sunkist Delite® Mandarin Juice, Kentucky Bourbon, Brown Sugar, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Chopped Shallot, Garlic Powder, and Ground Ginger. Mix well. Pour into a long, shallow dish.
  • Place salmon in the mixture and allow to marinate, covered and refrigerated, for 30 minutes. Flip the salmon one time after 15 minutes for best results.
  • Remove from the marinade and grill/cook until the internal temperature reaches 145F. Throughout the cooking process, continuously baste the salmon with the marinade for optimal flavor.
  • Top with homemade Sunkist Delite® Mandarin Marmalade + fresh Sunkist Delite® Mandarin zest.
  • Enjoy!

Caramelized Sunkist Mandarin Marmalade Topping (optional)

  • Peel 13-15 Sunkist Delite® Mandarins and separate each section.
  • Over medium heat, add butter to your skillet, allowing it to coat the entire cooking service.
  • After butter is melted, add the Sunkist Delite® Mandarins and allow them to soften and cook for around 10-15 minutes.
  • Add Freshly-Squeezed Sunkist Delite® Mandarin Juice, Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon. Mix well & cook for an additional 15 minutes (or until the topping has reached your desired consistency).
  • Enjoy!
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