How to Broil Salmon
This easy seafood tutorial will show you how to broil salmon (with or without the skin). Plus, check out our tips for marinades and toppings.
Servings: 2 people
- 8 ounce salmon (2 fillets)
- pinch sea salt
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil, plus more to brush on salmon Or use another high-smoke point oil, such as canola
- ½ lemon, cut into wedges
Move an oven rack to about 4" away from the broiler. Preheat broiler to high.Pat salmon dry and sprinkle lightly with salt.Brush oil in an oven-safe pan or baking sheet. If your salmon has skin, place the salmon skin-side down in the pan.Brush the salmon with a little more oil. (If broiling extra-fatty salmon, such as King, you can skip this step. If your fish was marinated before broiling, skip this step.)Slide the pan into the oven. Broil salmon for 6-8 minutes per 1" thickness, or until the fish is opaque and easily flakes apart with a fork.Do not flip the fish halfway through cooking.When the salmon is done cooking, remove it from the oven. Serve with lemon wedges.
Recipe Variations: Try adapting this recipe by adding more seasoning!
- Add sliced lemon while broiling. Discard the lemon slices after cooking and serve along with fresh lemon wedges.
- Top cooked salmon with compound butter. (Soften butter and beat in flavorings with a spatula.) We love serving broiled salmon with herbs and citrus zest added to the butter.
- Add flavor with a sauce. Marinade salmon before cooking, simmer the sauce while the salmon cooks, and then brush the marinade onto the salmon. (Our favorite marinade is teriyaki sauce.)
Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg