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Bourbon Glazed Salmon Cesar Salad

Bourbon Glazed Salmon Cesar Salad

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  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large servings 1x


Delight your friends and family with this light, fresh and healthy salad. Loaded with the fresh flavors of a traditional Cesar salad topped with homemade crunchy croutons, hardboiled eggs, and rich bourbon-glazed salmon.



Bourbon Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • A pinch of salt and black pepper

Cesar Salad Dressing

  • Zest and juice from 1 large lemon
  • 2 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup of grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • 2 pieces of salmon, skin removed
  • 4 hardboiled eggs sliced in half
  • 1 large or 2 small heads of romaine lettuce
  • Homemade croutons (see blog post for recipe)


Bourbon Glaze:

  1. Place all ingredients into a small saucepan.
  2. Bring it to a boil.
  3. Reduce it to a simmer and cook it for 5-10 minutes.
  4. When it’s ready, the pan will fill with bubbles, let it cook for another minute stirring it.
  5. Remove it from the heat and let it cool.
  6. The sauce will reduce by half and become very thick.

Cesar Salad Dressing

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and mix well.
  2. Store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Bourbon Glazed Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel.
  3. Rub a small amount of olive oil on each side of the fish.
  4. Lightly salt and pepper each side.
  5. Place the salmon into a small baking dish or on a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20  minutes, until it is opaque.
  7. Remove dish with salmon from the oven
  8. Set the oven to broil.
  9. Brush both sides of the salmon with the bourbon glaze.
  10. Place the dish back into the oven for 3-5 minutes. Watch it very carefully so it does not burn.
  11. Remove the salmon from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  12. Add more glaze to the top of the salmon.

Assemble the Salad

  1. Tear the lettuce into small pieces and place it in a bowl.
  2. Add the desired amount of Cesar salad dressing.
  3. Add the croutons.
  4. Arrange the lettuce on a large serving platter.
  5. Arrange hard-boiled eggs around the salad.
  6. Lightly salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Add the salmon to the top of the salad.


Serve with crusty french bread.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dinner Salad
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American