Sautéed Salmon with Whiskey Sauce Recipe

Try a deliciously grown-up preparation for those salmon fillets.

How To Make Sautéed Salmon with Whiskey Sauce

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Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 2 people Pen Icon Edit input


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 salmon fillet 12 oz (or two 6 oz fillets)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon minced
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • lime wedges


  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet. Add in shallot and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. 

  2. Season the salmon with salt and pepper for flavor. Then sauté the salmon for 3 to 4 minutes per side. 

  3. Remove the salmon and plate (the salmon won't be completely cooked yet at this point). Add the whiskey, vinegar, and tarragon to the skillet and simmer for 1 minute.

  4. Add in the whipping cream and season the salmon with salt and pepper. Return the salmon to the skillet and cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Then divide the salmon in half. 

  5. After dividing the salmon, arrange each half on 2 plates. Afterward, top them with sauce and serve them with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!


  • Calcium: 40mg
  • Calories: 360kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 103mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 508mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 52mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 687IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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