No-Fail Broiled Salmon

Love salmon but don’t love cooking it? I hear ya! It can be a bit intimadating to cook any fish. Trust me, I’ve failed SEVERAL times! I’m here to tell you though, you can master it! And the easiest way is to use this recipe for No-Fail Broiled Salmon!

Set the Stage for Winning

First things first. You must set yourself up to win. That involves a few things. My best advice is to be choosy when it comes to choosing your salmon. If possible, go for a center portion cut. That piece will NOT include the tail, which often gets overcooked and dried out like jerky. A center cut means the salmon will all be about the same thickness. That allows for more even cooking. Cool, right. Second, be sure you pat your salmon dry. Moisture leads to steaming and we’re not doing that in this recipe. Lastly, use the right equipment. We’re broiling this fish, so don’t use glass pans!

Now You’re Ready

Yes, believe it or not, you ARE ready! This salmon only takes a little olive oil, salt and pepper and that’s it! Set it under the broiler for about 7ish minutes and that’s all there is to it! See, SUPER easy! You’ll know it’s done when it flakes easliy with a fork. If it doesn’t, put it back in there and check again in a minute or so. Continue that process until it flakes! You’ve got this!

No Fail Broiled Salmon

Yes, it’s your turn now! Go grab your salmon and get to it! How you eat it is entirely up to you! I personally love it in tacos, but it’s awesome topped with a fresh pineapple salsa or even sandwiched on a whole grain bun and topped with a yogurt-dill-caper sauce! So many options! Want to watch me make it? Head on over to my IGTV channel or YouTube!


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No-Fail Broiled Salmon |

No-Fail Broiled Salmon

  • Author: Sara Haas


Cooking salmon can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! Especially if you use my recipe for No-Fail Broiled Salmon!


  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless salmon fillets*, skin-on (I prefer wild, Alaskan salmon)
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Position the oven rack 6 inches from the broiler. Preheat the broiler to high.
  2. Line a broiler pan with foil. Pat salmon dry with clean paper towels and place on prepared pan. Drizzle with oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Broil until fish flakes easily with a fork and has reached desired doneness, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Serve with your favorite sauce or toss on top of a salad or enjoy in a tortilla with your favorite toppings!