Bake, Broil, Eat
Simply Broiled Salmon is my go-to fish recipe. It’s simple, super quick, and makes a perfect piece of fish every time. The magic is to bake the filet first, then finish it with a quick broil. It leaves it juicy, yet crispy at the same time!
Fresh or Frozen
I most commonly use this recipe with individually frozen, wild-caught salmon filets that I get in bulk from Whole Foods. Baking a frozen filet that’s perfectly portioned is so much easier than trying to buy fresh fish. Best part: you don’t even have to thaw it first! Just simply throw it in the oven, frozen, and it will still come out perfectly.
What Fish to Buy
Wild-caught fish (not farm raised fish!!!) is an extremely useful food to have in your diet. It’s an excellent source of essential omega-3 fats, which supports brain function and also prevents disease.
Simply Broiled SalmonPrint This
- 2 wild-caught salmon filets (fresh or frozen)
- 2 tsp. coconut oil or avocado oil mayo (1 tsp. per filet)
- Pinch of sea salt
- Pinch of ground black pepper
- 2-4 thinly sliced lemon (or lime) wedges - (juice squeezed on the fish)
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Line a pan with parchment paper, then place your filets skin down on the pan.
- Spread 1 tsp. of coconut oil on each filet, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 10-20 minutes (depends on size of the filet and if fresh/frozen), or until just about done. Remove the pan from the oven.
- Switch the oven to broil and move the oven shelf to the upper third of the oven.
- Add the lemon slices on top of the salmon, place the pan back in the oven, then broil until the top of the salmon is a bit crispy.
- Squeeze the lemon over the salmon before eating, enjoy!
If your fish is frozen (mine was), wait to add the coconut oil, salt and pepper (step 3 of the directions) until half way through the cooking time (step 4 of the directions). Otherwise the coconut oil and seasonings won't stick to the fish!
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