Broiled salmon is perfectly done and tender and moist on the inside. It’s a great way to prepare salmon.
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 thicker. 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 of 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!
This broiled salmon method is from Bon Appetit magazine, slightly modified, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent!
HERE ARE SOME MORE TASTY RECIPES TO TRY:
- Perfect salmon loaf
- One-pan salmon meal
- Smoked salmon appetizer with dill and capers
- Cast iron skillet seared salmon
- Broiled spinach stuffed pork chops
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