Luck of the Irish: Kern Irish Whiskey paired with Grilled Salmon
When Mike called me to say you gotta try this Irish whiskey, I was surprised as it isn’t often that he gets excited about a spirit and more so, an Irish whiskey. Well, he had good reason to be excited this whiskey is a find and a great way to toast Saint Patrick’s Day.
If you like Irish whiskey you’ll love this one. Discovering Irish whiskey? This is the one for you!
Kern Irish Whiskey
This whiskey is made from the best Irish malts and grains that are triple distilled in small batches in classic pot stills. The small batches are carefully tasted and selected for the blend, then aged in American oak barrels for 3 to 5 years. Golden amber in color this whiskey captures you with soft aromas of melon, subtle banana, acacia blossom a touch of warm earthiness and sweet oak. Medium light in body this whiskey has a wet soft mouth feel that reveals favors of vanilla, sweet oak, clove/nutmeg like spice and an enticing cola note in a lingering finish. This whiskey is a true bargain at $ 27.99 one of the most friendly Irish whiskeys we have tasted. We recommend having this with just a splash of water and or just a few ice cubes for sipping.
Grilled Salmon (Marinated with Honey & Whiskey)
What you will need:
2 tablespoons honey,
1⁄4 cup cider vinegar,
1⁄4 Kern’s cup Irish whiskey,
2teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2tablespoons vegetable oil
salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 (6-8 ounce) fresh salmon
How to make it:
Mix together honey, vinegar, whiskey, thyme, lemon zest, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over salmon and marinate 1 hour on the counter (in a cool spot), or 4 hours refrigerated.
Preheat oven to 450°F, or grill to medium high. Remove salmon from marinade and place on a rack over a roasting pan. Grill or Bake for 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness, turn once and baste once with the marinade, cook until or until just golden and white juices begin to appear. Recipe adapted from ~Leslie~'s, Food.com
Sláinte, The Wine Guys