Salmon is our go-to fish. We love the flavor, how simple it is to prepare and the fact that it’s a great whole-food source of Omega-3.
Since we discovered Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon at Costco it’s also very affordable. So much so that we find ourselves eating salmon at least a couple of times a month.
But if you’ve ever prepared fish you know that the process is somewhat delicate in nature. It’s easy to overcook, leaving you with a very dry or rubbery result. And for that reason, some people tend to stay away.
The first several times I cooked salmon (and really any kind of fish) I know that I overcooked it. After researching how to cook salmon properly (a simple Google search did the trick) I finally started making it so that it was deliciously flavorful and the delicate fats were not destroyed.
I have to say that broiling salmon was pretty foreign to me until I read the book Fish Without a Doubt by Moonen and Finnamore. It has tons of creative recipes all made with fish! This broiled salmon is one that is inspired from their book.
I love the preparation of broiled salmon because it takes very little time and the process is pretty fool-proof. You just need to make sure that your broiler is good and hot before you put the salmon in and that the rack is about 6 inches from the element.
I hope that this recipe makes it easy for you to enjoy salmon on a more regular basis!
Broiled Salmon with Garlic Herb Butter
Herb Butter Ingredients
- 8 tablespoons of softened butter OR ghee
- 2 tbsp. fresh thyme
- 1 garlic clove minced
- Sea salt
- 4 Salmon Steaks about 6 to 7 ounces, each
- Sea salt
- Sesame Oil
- Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
- Lemon wedges for serving optional
- Preheat your broiler to high. While it’s heating up, make the Herb Butter.
- Add the butter or ghee, thyme, garlic, sea salt and pepper to a food processor or mini chopper and blend it all up until the ingredients are well combined.
- Place a cast iron skillet into the oven to let it heat up while you prepare the salmon. You want to leave the skillet in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Arrange the salmon steaks on a workspace with the skin side up. Brush the skin lightly with sesame oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
- Flip the salmon steaks over and sprinkle salt and pepper on the flesh side. Take a heaping tablespoon of the herb butter and smear it into the salmon steak. Repeat amongst the rest of the fish.
- Sprinkle the fish lightly with breadcrumbs (about a tablespoon per piece). Remove the skillet from the oven and place each piece on pan, skin side down. Broil the salmon for 3 minutes and then remove the pan from the oven.
- Using a spatula, remove the fish from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Squeeze lemon juice over the fish if desired and enjoy!