Sautéed Salmon with Whiskey Sauce Recipe

Jessica Published April 13, 2020

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

How To Make Sautéed Salmon with Whiskey Sauce

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15 mins
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  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 (12-oz.) salmon fillet or 2 (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


  • Melt butter in medium skillet. Add shallot and sauté 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté salmon 3 to 4 minutes per side. 
  • Remove to plate (salmon won't be completely cooked). Add whiskey, vinegar and tarragon to skillet and simmer 1 minute.
  • Add cream. Season with salt and pepper. Return salmon to skillet, cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side. Divide fillet in half. 
  • Arrange half on each of 2 plates. Top with sauce and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg


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