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!

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Broiled Salmon with Garlic Butter

Broiled Salmon with Garlic Herb Butter

  • Author: Erica Jones, MHS
  • Yield: 4 1x



Herb Butter Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons of softened butter OR ghee
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper

Main Ingredients

  • 4 Salmon Steaks (about 6 to 7 ounces, each)
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Sesame Oil
  • Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat your broiler to high. While it’s heating up, make the Herb Butter.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

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