Ranch recipe: Wild West Salmon

BY Jody Dahl | Thu 28 Jul, 2011

Summer calls for light, fresh cuisine, just like that served up at Free Rein Ranch in British Columbia, Canada. This secluded guest ranch specialises in transforming organic, local produce into hearty, home-cooked meals. Owner Debbie Atha’s favourite is her own recipe for Wild West Salmon - simple and quick, it's the perfect meal to rustle up after a long, hot day in the saddle. Try it for yourself and see if you can’t be transported to the wild west!

Wild West Salmon


8 x 1/2 lb salmon fillets
1 cup vegetable oil
4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
4 cloves crushed garlic
2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup rye whiskey
2 tbsp molasses


1. Mix all the ingredients together and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours

2. Once marinated, bake the salmon at 350F (180C) or grill on the barbecue.

3. Serve with fresh asparagus and baby new potatoes.

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