Besides crispy skinned salmon made on a cast iron, this is my other favourite way to cook salmon. Broiling the salmon results in nicely charred, perfectly cooked salmon that isn't dry. This sweet and spicy salmon has tons of flavour from a simple marinade and is served alongside crispy kale and charred green onions. And because I love some crunch and texture, I throw on some chopped salty peanuts too. I hope you love this oven broiled salmon as much as I do.
Because salmon is the star of the show here, focus on getting your hands on some nice pieces of fish.
First things first, let's make the salmon marinade. You only need to marinate the salmon for about 20 to 30 minutes. Don't forget that once you have made the marinade, only use half on the salmon and save the rest for later, when basting the salmon while it's broiling.
In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients.
Pour half of the marinade in a large ziploc bag, or a pyrex type dish works as well. And then transfer the salmon to the ziploc bag (or pyrex dish) and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes in the mixture.
Preheat the broiler.
Grab a large rimmed baking sheet (these are the ones I use and love). Place the kale leaves and green onions on the baking sheet, doing your best to space things out so they can crisp up in the oven.
Drizzle the kale and green onions with oil and season with a pinch of salt. Place in the oven to broil for three minutes.
Remove the baking sheet and take the kale leaves off and set them aside on a plate. They should be fairly crispy and slightly charred. Leave the green onions on the baking sheet.
Remove the salmon from the marinade and place on top of the green onion. Drizzle with half of the reserved marinade and broil for six minutes.
Take out the baking sheet and drizzle the remaining marinade on top of the salmon. Top with the serrano pepper. Place back in the oven to broil for two minutes.
Top with the chopped peanuts and sesame seeds.
Depending on your preference and the quality of the salmon you are using, the salmon can take anywhere from eight to ten minutes on broil.
I buy sushi grade wild salmon, so I usually cook it to medium-rare at the thickest part. If you like it cooked more, broil for an additional one to two minutes.
You'll know when the salmon is cooked through when it easily flakes. You can test this by using a fork or your finger to gently press down on the top of the fillet.
This recipe was inspired by the always inspiring Bon Appétit.
I hope you enjoy this easy, flavour packed sweet and spicy salmon as much as I do.
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This sweet and spicy salmon is broiled in the oven for a super quick, delicious and easy dinner. Served with crispy kale, spicy serrano pepper and some crunchy peanuts.
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