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Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon

A sweet, tangy, and spicy glaze is generously topped on salmon in this cherry chipotle glazed salmon recipe! You'll discover how versatile this glaze is, as well!

A delicious and unique cherry chipotle glazed salmon recipe for you!

However, first, I must say that I’m going to Vegas to see the Backstreet Boys in concert (don’t you dare judge me, lol) and I booked my flight a few weeks ago.

Both nonstop flights from DC to Vegas. I went into my account this morning just to check if any seats closer up had opened up that were free (I refuse to pay for their ‘economy plus’) and I noticed I had an extra leg of my flight. Weird.

I looked into it further and they changed my nonstop returning flight and they have me flying to LAX from Vegas and then from LAX to DC. AND the flight departure time was 5:56am so that would mean I’d have to leave for the airport at like 3:30am.

Um, no. That was not okay especially since I paid for the nonstop flight and I didn’t get an email notification of this change.

I don’t get why airlines do this without telling you.

I understand they have the right to change up their schedules as they see fit but a notification would’ve been nice!

Thankfully, since it was a schedule change on their end, they didn’t charge me a change fee to change my flight to a later nonstop one.

A sweet, tangy, and spicy glaze is generously topped on salmon in this cherry chipotle glazed salmon recipe! You'll discover how versatile this glaze is, as well!

What is unique about this salmon recipe?

Let’s chat this cherry chipotle glazed salmon recipe.

It’s a little tangy, a little sweet, and a little spicy. My kind of glaze!

It can be used on top of so many other dishes, too, but we loved it atop salmon.

The flakey salmon just soaked up the cherry chipotle glazed and we had it on every bite!

What can you serve with this salmon?

We served the salmon on top of some garlic sautéed Tuscan kale and drizzled a generous amount of the cherry chipotle glaze on top.

Is there any prep work prior to baking this salmon recipe?

Check for pin bones but otherwise, no prep work besides making the sauce and preheating the oven!

A sweet, tangy, and spicy glaze is generously topped on salmon in this cherry chipotle glazed salmon recipe! You'll discover how versatile this glaze is, as well!

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A sweet, tangy, and spicy glaze is generously topped on salmon in this cherry chipotle glazed salmon recipe! You'll discover how versatile this glaze is, as well!

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon

This salmon is topped with a sweet, tangy, and spicy cherry chipotle glaze!
3.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 2
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Ingredients 

  • 24 ounces tart cherry juice
  • ½ tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 pound fresh salmon filets

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together tart cherry juice, chipotle in adobo sauce, honey, and dark brown sugar. Bring to a boil then keep on a low simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by half and has slightly thickened. It'll get thicker as it cools. It will be a liquid/loose glaze.
  • Cook salmon however you like and to your desired doneness: in a skillet, in the oven, grill, etc. 
  • Brush a generous amount of glaze on the salmon prior to serving and use additional glaze, as desired.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 897 kcal | Carbohydrates: 119 g | Protein: 48 g | Fat: 28 g | Sugar: 112 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon recipe
Recipe Rating




Mary Bevevino

Saturday 3rd of July 2021

I plan to try this recipe on Wednesday( it’s Saturday today ). How far ahead can I prepare the sauce and refrigerate it for use on Wednesday ?

Thanks! Mary B

Julie Chiou

Sunday 4th of July 2021

you can definitely prep it at least a week ahead of time and just keep the sauce in the refrigerator in a jar w/a tight lid!

Src

Monday 18th of January 2021

IF THE SAUCE DOESNT THICKEN USE CORNSTARCH/WATER SLURRY

Jennie

Sunday 21st of March 2021

@Src, how much cornstarch? I have made this recipe quite a few times and always have a difficult time to get the sauce to thicken

Raeann donaldson

Thursday 24th of September 2020

The sauce didn’t thicken

Sami

Thursday 4th of June 2020

The glaze was tasty. I would have liked it more if the consistency was thicker. Any suggestion on which tart cherry juice to use?

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

it's so hard to find tart cherry juice at the store so i just buy whatever they have; no specific brand to speak of

Sarah

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Wait but after you put it on the salmon how long do you bake it for?

Julie Wampler

Monday 27th of January 2020

the recipe says bake it to how you like your salmon done..some people like it a little more raw than others.