This broiled salmon recipe, with an easy salty-sweet glaze will become one of your go-to weeknight recipes. It only take 12 minutes to prepare!
A friend mentioned to me the other day that she avoids cooking fish, particularly salmon, because she always overcooks it. Believe me, I get it. Even though my mum cooked a lot of salmon when I was a kid and always cooked it to juicy, tender perfection, I still managed to cook every last bead of moisture out of it when I first took to the kitchen.
So, what’s the trick?
I’ve mentioned this trick before, but it’s so handy that it’s worth mentioning again and really deserves its own blog post. I don’t remember where my mum and dad picked up this tip, but it’s one that they they (and now I) swear by.
When you think the fish is close to being done, insert a small, sharp knife into the thickest part of the fillet. Count to ten, remove the knife, then carefully lay the flat side of the blade on the inside of your wrist. If it’s hot, the fish is done. If it’s just warm, cook the fish for another minute or two, then test again. Seriously, it works every single time.
For this recipe, preheat the broiler, place the salmon fillets on a foiled-lined baking sheet and whisk together the 6-ingredient glaze. The first time I cooked this, I brushed the glaze on before cooking, but found that the glaze had burned and blackened by the time the salmon was cooked. The second time, I brushed on the glaze about halfway through the cooking time.
The result? Tender, juicy salmon with a glaze that was just starting to caramelize. Perfect.
Other healthy salmon recipes:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce
Cookin’ Canuck’s Easy Grilled Pesto Salmon in Foil
Sweet Phi’s Perfectly Baked Salmon
Show Me The Yummy’s Pecan Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon
The Gourmet RD’s Mediterranean Grain Bowls with Salmon
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
- ⅛ tsp garlic powder
- 4 (4 oz.) salmon fillets
- Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- In a medium glass bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, olive oil, ginger, pepper and garlic powder. Pour half into another bowl.
- Place the salmon fillets on the lined baking sheet. Broil for 4 minutes, then brush with half of the soy sauce mixture.
- Broil until the salmon is just cooked through, about 3 minutes.
- Microwave the remaining soy mixture and brush it over the salmon. Serve.
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