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Want to make a perfectly cooked broiled salmon? Use this recipe, tips and the technique to make the best tasting, beautifully caramelized salmon in minutes.

Perfectly Broiled Salmon Recipe

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broiled fish, broiled salmon, seafood dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 368kcal
Author Victor


  • 2 lbs salmon fillet (about 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 lbs fillet or 4 salmon steaks)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (good quality)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (good quality)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 lemon (thinly sliced, for garnish)
  • 1 Tbsp dill (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp parsley (fresh, finely chopped)


  • Position the rack to the highest level, about 4" from the broiler heating element. Preheat the oven in broil mode (set the power to high).
  • Using heavy duty foil, make a tray with raised sides. Place the foil tray inside a baking tray.
  • Pour one tablespoon of olive oil inside the foil tray and spread evenly.
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of olive oil on top of salmon fillet and spread evenly across the top and side surface using your hand. No need to spread over the skin side.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top.
  • Slice the salmon into serving size pieces and slide onto the foil tray, skin side down.
  • Broil on high for about 4-5 minutes, without flipping, until the top looks slightly caramelized and the temperature in the center reaches a perfect 115 to 125°F, around medium to medium-rare. If the fish browns too quickly and isn't quite done enough in the center, switch the broiler off and finish the fish in the hot oven, which should give you a perfectly cooked fish in about a minute or so.
  • Take the salmon out of the oven and serve with lemon juice, lemon slices and fresh shopped dill and parsley.


Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 1111mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.9mg