Grilled Copper River Sockeye Salmon with Kentucky Bourbon Reduction Sauce

My friends have been raving about how great the Copper River Sockeye Salmon is this year so when I saw some in the grocery store today, I picked up a piece.  Copper River Sockeye Salmon is only available two weeks out of the year so my friends feel this is a real treat and not to be missed.  I brewed up this Kentucky Bourbon Reduction Sauce which I have used before on grilled pork chops and grilled chicken breasts.  I loved it on both so I figured, what could it hurt.  There is only one word for it – DELICIOUS!!

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Grilled Copper River Sockeye Salmon with Kentucky Bourbon Reduction Sauce

1 piece salmon rubbed with olive oil on both sides

1 cedar plank soaked in white wine

Kentucky Bourbon Reduction Sauce

1 1/2 c Kentucky Bourbon (I used Devil’s Cut)

3/4 c brown sugar, lightly packed

1/2 c Tamari or soy sauce

1/4 c fresh garlic, chopped

1/4 c fresh ginger, chopped

1 T Thai chili paste

1 T Worcestershire sauce

3 green onions, chopped

1/4 c Dijon mustard

Combine all the ingredients for the Bourbon Sauce in a sauce pan and heat on high to a rapid boil.  Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until the sauce has reduced by half.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Pour into a container and refrigerate until ready to use.  (I keep a jar of this in the frig. at all times because you never know when you will need it).

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Heat a grill to high.  Place the plank with the salmon on the grill, brush liberally with Bourbon Sauce.

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Cook until the fish flakes easily, brushing with sauce as needed.  Serve hot with additional sauce on the side.

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