Just when I thought I had salmon all figured out, (citrus and dill baked salmon), I found this technique for cooking salmon. MaryJo and I had it last night and I think this will be my go to method for cooking salmon steaks. This is for those nice 6 ounce fillets that are 1″ or more thick. They get marinated for about 30 minutes and then spend about 8 minutes under the broiler. Nice crusty, broiled salmon.
By looking at the photos, you’d think that the fish was kind of overdone. It is definitely not and the interior of the fillet is super moist and flaky. The crust just gives you an added crunchy bite that is really nice.
When we made this last night, (MaryJo prepped the marinade and I did the final broiling), I hadn’t intended to do a recipe post, but when I pulled them out of the oven, I just had to get a couple photos. Then when we ate it, I knew I had to share this. We had the salmon with mashed sweet potatoes and raw veggies. YUM!
I haven’t posted anything lately because I’m having my cataracts removed. I had the left eye done on Monday and will have the other eye done next Monday. So my eyes right now are seeing two different perspectives and it kind of gives you a headache after a while. I’m just cooling it at home and will be back to my normal schedule in a couple weeks. This is my excuse for not getting very good photos. They were kind of spur of the moment.
This broiled salmon method is from Bon Appetit magazine, slightly modified, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent!
8 Minute Broiled Salmon
- 2 salmon steaks , 6 to 7 ounces ea., 1" thick or more, skin on
- 3 garlic cloves , slivered
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- sesame seeds for garnish
- Whisk together the garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, oil. and honey in a small bowl
- Lightly salt the salmon and place in a zip lock bag with 1/2 of the marinade
- Remove as much air as possible, seal, and set aside for 30 minutes.
- Place the salmon on a sizzle platter or a rimmed baking pan and coat with 1/2 of the reserved marinade.
- Place under the broiler, about 7 inches from the burner, for 5 to 6 minutes
- Coat the salmon again with the remaining reserved marinade and broil for 2 more minutes.
- Remove from the oven, sprinkle with sesame seeds and tent with foil for 3 or 4 minutes.
- Serve your delicious salmon