broiled salmon flaked with vegetables
broiled salmon flaked with vegetables

How to Broil Wild Salmon

June 19th, 2018

A Quick, Hands Off Way to Cook Healthy Protein

Knowing how to perfectly broil salmon is a hands off way to prepare a quick, healthy protein to star in your seafood meals, any time of the week. It’s a fast way to cook a bare, basic fillet, but it’s an especially good cooking method for salmon that’s been spiced or marinated with ingredients that transform under high heat, like sugars or dry rubs.


Simple Tips for Perfectly Broiled Salmon

  • Pat the salmon fillet dry to remove excess moisture.

  • Sufficiently preheat your broiler to ensure a quick, intense blast of heat. 

  • Broil the fillet skin side down to avoid burning. 


How to Broil Salmon

Gather your materials and ingredients: Your fillet(s), tea towel or paper towels, high-heat cooking oil, salt and pepper, oven-safe pan or dish


sockeye salmon fillet prep

Preheat broiler, using the highest setting. Meanwhile, pat salmon fillet dry with a tea towel or paper towel.


broiled sockeye salmon prep

Season with salt and pepper, then lightly coat all sides with cooking oil


broiled salmon

Broil until fillet is browned on top and flakes easily with a fork, or internal temperature of fillet reaches 120F at its thickest part for medium doneness, about 4 to 6 minutes depending on thickness of fillet. Allow to cook for an extra minute or so if needed.


broiled salmon

Enjoy! Once you've mastered the basic technique for broiling salmon, try our sheet pan recipe for Sizzling Salmon Fajitas or our 3-ingredient recipe for a Bold and Saucy BBQ Salmon Sandwich


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*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have a certain medical condition. The FDA recommends an internal temperature of 145°F for cooked fish.