This Broiled Salmon with honey mustard garlic sauce is ready in less than 15 minutes and so delicious. Learn how to broil salmon and get perfectly cooked fish every time.
This Broiled Salmon is the easiest and quickest way to bake salmon. The top comes out crispy, the inside is flaky and cooked perfectly, and its all done in less than 10 minutes. This recipe is for a honey garlic salmon, but the same cooking method works for Blackened Salmon, Cajun Salmon, or Brown Sugar Salmon.
In my opinion, broiling salmon is actually the best way to bake salmon. It ensures that nice crunchy exterior while letting you preserve the tender inside of the fish. This is especially true if you like your salmon cooked medium where the inside is tender and still a deeper pink. Even if you like your salmon fully cooked, I would still recommend broiling it since it gets that nice and crispy outside. Plus it is really fast and easy.
For this broiled salmon, I made a simple honey mustard sauce with garlic. It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory since it uses soy sauce as the salt element. It's seriously the best sauce for salmon and is always a crowd pleaser. And it is made with ingredients almost everyone already has at home. You can use any kind of mustard for this recipe, but it will turn out best with Dijon or whole grain mustard. Standard yellow mustard just doesn't have the same deep flavors and sometimes can clash with the other flavors a bit.
Broiling salmon takes anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish and how well done you like your salmon. For a one inch thick piece of salmon, it will take about 5-6 minutes for medium and 9-10 minutes for it to be cooked all the way through until its opaque and flaky. This is true whether you use a spice rub, marinade, or sauce. To make sure it cooks correctly, you will want it about 6 inches away from the heat source. And for easy clean-up, cover your baking pan with foil.
Most ovens have a broiler temperature of between 500-550 degrees Fahrenheit and this is the right temperature to broil salmon. Don't worry about the difference if your oven is slightly lower than 550 degrees, it may just need an extra thirty seconds to a minute of cooking. For baking salmon, 425 degrees Fahrenheit is generally used. If you ever notice that the top of your salmon is burning while broiling, you can move it into a 425 degree oven to let it finish cooking.
While a normal oven is usually a better option since the temperature is more evenly distributed, in a pinch you can use your toaster oven. Place the salmon as far away from the heat source in the toaster oven as possible to prevent burning. Then cook it for between 8-10 minutes or until it is cooked to your liking. This is sometimes a nice option is you are cooking for one person or don't have access to a full kitchen.
Let's start with why people leave the door open while broiling. There are three main reasons - to release heat and prevent the oven from turning off (older ovens), to prevent burning, and to keep an eye on things that cook very quickly. With a newer oven, I find it isn't necessary to keep the door open and many ovens actually will turn off if the door is open. If you have an older oven that shuts off when the temperature gets too high, you may need to open the door when broiling.
Broiling fish is one of the easiest ways to bake almost any tyoe of fish. First preheat the broiler and place an oven rack about six inches from the heat source. Cover a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up. Season the fish using any rub or sauce. The broil until the fish is flaky and cooked to your liking. Thin fish filets may cook in 3-4 minutes while thicker pieces of fish can take 8-10 minutes.
Salmon is an extremely healthy option when it comes to protein. It is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and is filled with vitamins and minerals. If you want to learn more about salmon, its health benefits, and information about preparing it, storing it, cooking it, and more, check out our guide to everything you ever wanted to know about salmon.
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