Maple Bourbon Pecan Salmon
Have you heard of sous vide cooking before? It is a French term and in direct translation it means “under vacuum”. It is a method of cooking where food is vacuum sealed and then cooked in a water bath. We have been experimenting with this indepth. The recipe that won out for us was this Maple Bourbon Pecan Salmon, truly incredible.
We have tried steak to mouth watering success, veggies to perfection, juicy chicken but best of all I found the salmon to be just amazing. Well, the steak is a sure fire competitor too!! The texture of the fish is perfection and all you need after the water bath is salt and pepper if desired and a quick sear in butter or oil. In the case of this recipe we added a maple bourbon pecan sauce just before serving.
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by getting free product. All opinions and experiences are my own.
The salmon just melts in your mouth. The sauce is sweet with a hint of bourbon and citrus and the crunch from the pecans. Using a sous vide is so simple and gives you foolproof cooking. You can really impress your family and friends with this cooking method as it takes a lot of the guess work out of getting a perfect entree.
Hamilton Beach Sous Vide/Slow Cooker
I love the Hamilton Beach new sous vide/slow cooker. If you are interested in a sous vide then your total investment doesn’t have to be just that machine. I have used the slow cooker also and found it extemely easy to use and I love the big wide rectangle shape for stirring and for larger cuts of meat.
Also a necessary tool for sous vide is a vacuum sealer. Hamilton Beach has one that I love to play with. I can’t wait for the farmer’s market as I will be freezing lots of fresh produce this year to last us over the winter. Stay tuned for tricks and tips on that!! They also supply all the accessories you need. The vacuum sealer comes with bags and heat-seal rolls. So easy to use and you can make them to the size you like.
After your meat is vacuum sealed you just add warm water to the sous vide and adjust the temperature. For salmon it is 125F. Then place the packets in and cook for 20-30 min. When the sous vide dings the salmon is ready for a quick sear, sauce and serve.
Cooking beef is a bit different as you select the temperature you want the beef to be cooked to depending on how rare or cooked you like. The meat can then rest in the water for several hours keeping it at the correct doneness you have selected. How easy is that for serving? You can sip and chat over a glass of wine with company and have no fear of your steaks being overdone.
When you want to serve all you need to do is a quick sear and serve. The meat is cooked to perfection all the way through, not with cold interiors to well done outsides. It is the best way to cook meat in my opinion, period!
Maple Bourbon Pecan Salmon
This gorgeous dish is so much easier than you think with sous vide cooking and a quick sear. The maple bourbon pecan sauce is heavenly with the salmon.
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup pecans pieces, roasted if desired
- pinch of salt
- 2 large salmon fillets
- Salt and pepper
- Vacuum seal the salmon fillets using Hamilton Beach's vacuum sealer following the instructions and place them in the hot 125F bath. Let cook for 20-30 min. depending on desired doneness. We always cook them to 30 min.
- While the salmon cooks make the sauce. Add the maple syrup, bourbon, orange juice and salt to a small saucepan and heat to simmering. Reduce to a slightly thickened sauce. Add the pecans. Set aside but keep warm.
- When the salmon is done, remove the fillets from the vacuum bags, salt and pepper as desired and sear in a hot skillet in oil or butter, just until the outside is crisped. Serve with the sauce immediately.
Comments & Reviews
That looks SO good I want to eat it off the screen! I love the sauce you have on top of the salmon! I can’t wait to try this one!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That sounds so good! I love salmon. I’ve made it several different ways but never like this. I can’t wait to try it.
Vera Sweeney says
My mouth is watering just thinking about this dish! I love the maple and pecan, and bourbon is always a good choice!
This looks absolutely delicious. I have seen this method of cooking used on cooking shows. Sounds interesting to try.
Can you believe I’ve never actually tried salmon before?! This makes me want to give it a try. It looks really delicious!
Salmon is my favorite fish to cook since it is EASY and so flavorful! I want to give this a try!
Claudia Krusch says
This looks like a great slow cooker. I need to get a new one soon. I love Salmon and am always looking for new recipes to try.
Lisa Bristol says
This Maple Bourbon Pecan Salmon looks so delicious. I am sure it will be a hit with my family.
Elizabeth Lampman says
I am always looking for new recipes to add to my meal plans. I will have to add this one for next week. It looks so good.
I love anything maple. I will have to give this Maple Bourbon Pecan Salmon recipe a try this weekend.
This sounds amazing! I love salmon but I do get tired of just having it with lemon and pepper, so this will be a nice change.
I love salmon. The sauce sounds interesting even Though I am not a fan of maple. I would try it
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
Oh, wow! That looks really good! I love all those flavors! I can’t wait to try it!
Victoria @ SalmonRecipes says
This looks very yummy and I want to eat this pecan salmon, Now this weekend I make this recipe for my family. Thanks, guys for this recipe.
Tara Noland says
Enjoy, we loved this!!