Updated: Aug 17, 2019
It took me years to be able to cook salmon properly, and now it’s one of my absolute favorite meals to make. After years of ending up with dry, rubbery fish that tasted like nothing, I am soo happy to have finally found a way to make this amazing fish in under 10 minutes. It has become a weekly staple for us, and I don't see us getting sick of it anytime soon. I love changing up the seasonings, flavors and side dishes - but this simple broiled salmon recipe remains as one of my faves!
Why do I call this the best salmon recipe ever? Because in my humble opinion, it's one of them! What I tend to look for in a dinner recipe is minimal ingredients, easy prep and cooking instructions, healthy (this salmon recipe is whole30 and paleo friendly!) and of course, the end result. This one checks all the boxes, I promise! Tryyyy it out!
We throw together some easy vegetable side dishes, and dinner is done! Plus, there is little to no clean - up since it use the broiler and use parchment paper. Throw out and you're done!
As most of my recipes are, this is Whole30 and Paleo friendly - because that is how I eat 80-90% of the time! (The Feel Good Fit Life :)) Just an added bonus, because I would eat this anyways!
The Best (broiled) Salmon Ever!
Avocado oil (or oil of choice)
sea salt and black pepper to taste
stoneground dijon mustard
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Coconut Aminos (I love Trader Joes brand)
salt, pepper and garlic to taste
I served this salmon with simple cauliflower rice and broccoli to keep it simple, quick and easy, but you can add any vegetable sides you like! I usually suggest at least one green vegetable and one starch. I tend to choose vegetables for my starch, but you could also swap out for rice, quinoa or couscous if you prefer!
(Note: I buy a large piece and cut it into four, so I get 4 meals in about 20 minutes - Cant beat that!)
Turn on broiler. Line pan with parchment and lightly spray with avocado oil (or oil of choice)
Make sauce/marinade - Mix stoneground dijon mustard, EVOO, @traderjoes coconut aminos, sea salt, pepper and garlic to taste
Cut salmon into pieces of similar thickness
Place salmon filets on lined baking sheet and spray with avocado oil, sprinkle lightly with sea salt and black pepper
Spread marinade over salmon, making sure to get sides
Broil 8-10 minutes or to desired doneness (I think medium is perfect for salmon - you don’t want it overcooked) If some of your pieces are thinner than others, you may need to start checking around 5-6 minutes.
While salmon is cooking, prep cauliflower rice and steam broccoli. Toss with olive oil, sea salt and pepper and leftover marinade.
Served all with squeeze of lemon