Bourbon Glazed Grilled Salmon and Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

We’re going to turn it around a bit – let’s grill something that swims rather than walks! Here’s a delicious outdoor recipe that you can quickly make for your friends and family.

Bourbon Glazed Grilled Salmon & Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Complete meal with a delicious salmon main dish and complimentary side of bacon wrapped asparagus.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Smoker


Glazed Grilled Salmon

  • 4 salmon fillets skin on
  • Montana Outlaw BBQ Chicken Rub
  • 4 cedar planks

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • 1 pound asparagus trimmed (about 16 to 20 spears)
  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon
  • Montana Outlaw BBQ Pork Rub


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar lightly packed
  • 4 tbsp bourbon
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


Glazed Grilled Salmon

  • Soak cedar planks in water for 30 min. 
  • Trim thin areas of fillets away to until you get a uniform thickness, this helps with an even cook.
  • Lightly season meat side with Montana Outlaw BBQ Chicken Rub and pat in.
  • Add fillets to planks and smoke at 360°for 20-25 min until the internal temperature reaches 145°-150°.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

  • Prep bacon wrapped asparagus while salmon is smoking.  Trim asparagus by lining up the bundle and cutting about 1 to 1 1/2 inches away from the base end.
  • Roll 2 asparagus together with 1 piece of bacon. 
  • Lightly season with Montana Outlaw BBQ Pork Rub.
  • Place in smoker with salmon for 10-15 min.


  • Combine the brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, and garlic in mixing bowl. 
  • Brush glaze onto salmon and bacon wrapped asparagus.
Keyword Asparagus, Bacon, Bourbon, Fish, Glaze, Grill, Pork, Pork Belly, Salmon, Vegetables