Broiled Salmon is an elegant but easy recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes!
These salmon steaks are cooked in a simple marinade sauce that enhances the delicate flavor of the fish. Whether baked or broiled, this restaurant-worthy meal is easy to make at home!
Tips for The Best Broiled Salmon
This broiled salmon fillet is a must-try! With a marinade made of common ingredients found in your fridge, it is perfect for any night of the week.
One of the best parts of this salmon is that is doesn’t take long for the marinade to soak into the fillet. There is no need to marinade overnight, just gently toss to evenly coat and you can have this healthy and flavorful meal on the table in under 30 mins!
For an even quicker meal, select thinner salmon fillets as those will cook faster than the thicker fillets.
Ingredients & Variations
SALMON Fresh salmon is always a good option when broiling fillets but if using frozen defrost it fully in the refrigerator so the marinade can soak into the meat properly before cooking.
To help seal in the flavor and moisture choose a fillet that has the skin still on one side. This will also provide a “safety-layer” between the fillet and the hot baking sheet to prevent it from overcooking!
MARINADE This marinade uses lemon juice to tenderize the fillet and to help infuse the flavors! While the olive oil gives it a moist succulent texture. You can toss in some red chili flakes for some heat or try adding garlic or ginger for a savory twist. The options are endless!
How To Broil Salmon
When broiling salmon it will change from translucent (red or raw) to opaque (pink) as it cooks.
- MARINADE: combine marinade ingredients and gently toss with salmon.
- BROIL: broil skin side down until cooked (per recipe below).
If the meat is beginning to flake, but still has a little translucency in the middle, it is done. It should not look raw!
Allow salmon to rest after removing from oven so the juices are sealed in.
How Long To Broil Salmon
8 to 12 minutes is the average time to broil salmon, but be sure to check for doneness before the 10-minute mark or sooner.
Whether you bake or broil, you can tell salmon is cooked by taking a peek at the thickest part of the filet. Use a sharp knife to see if the flesh has turned from translucent to opaque.
What To Serve With It
Salmon lends itself perfectly to oven-roasted veggies and a light, crisp salad. Here are some favorites that go with broiled salmon.
- Veggies: Grilled cauliflower steaks, roasted broccoli, or roasted vegetables with smashed garlic are always great!
- Salad: For an elegant salad that matches these broiled salmon filets, try this tangy pistachio strawberry salad.
- Side: A savory rice dish, flavorful couscous, or a side of parmesan crusted potatoes pair perfectly with this dish!
Salmon can be reheated in the microwave or the oven, both create a tender flaky filet.
- Microwave: Place it in the microwave on a dish alongside a saucer of water. The water will create steam and reheat the fish gently, without overcooking it.
- Bake: Wrap it in foil and bake about 15 minutes in a 350°F.
But the best way to reheat leftover salmon is to make it into a whole new dish like Salmon salad or even salmon croquettes! Bon appétit!
Best Salmon Recipes
- Garlic Butter Baked Salmon – great for a crowd!
- Easy Grilled Salmon – light & flavorful
- Herb Crusted Baked Salmon – 30 min meal!
- Honey Mustard Salmon – with a homemade glaze
- One Pan Sesame Ginger Salmon & Broccoli – quick to prepare!
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Broiled Salmon Fillets
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- salt to taste
- 4 salmon fillets 6 oz each
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, lemon zest, and black pepper.
- Gently season salmon filets with salt & pepper to taste. Add in the salmon and toss to combine and evenly coat.
- Adjust oven rack 6-inches from the top and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
- Add the salmon, skin side down, to the baking sheet.
- Broil for about 8-12 minutes or until the salmon has reached your desired doneness.
- Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Perfect! Some of my kids did add a little soy sauce at the table. I just added an extra squeeze of lemon and it was delish. Thanks for this easy recipe! Broiling salmon gives me the result I was never able to get with baking it.
So happy you enjoyed this recipe, Ro! Thanks for sharing.