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Close up shot of herb crusted broiled salmon being flaked with a fork
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5 from 4 votes

Herb Crusted Broiled Salmon (BEST texture!)

Herb crusted broiled salmon is browned and slightly crispy on the outside, but so tender on the inside! Cooking your salmon at a high heat ensures that it loses minimal moisture while cooking through.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 5-6 oz salmon fillets 1 ½ inches thick; see note 1
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 lemon sliced

Herb rub

  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions

  • Adjust top rack- Position the top rack 4-6 inches from the top element of the oven.
    positioning of rack in oven
  • Spice rub- In a small bowl, stir together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, basil and oregano.
    herb seasoning in small bowl
  • Prepare salmon- Brush a sturdy baking sheet with oil, then arrange the salmon, 1-2 inches apart. Brush salmon with olive oil, then sprinkle with seasoning blend. Use a spoon or your fingers to press the spice rub into the salmon firmly.
    brushing salmon with olive oil
  • Broil- Pre-heat the broiler for 5 minutes, then place the pan into the oven. Broil for 9-12 minutes, until fish flakes easily with a fork, or until it reaches 125- 140 °F (See note 2).

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Notes

1- this method works best with the thicker center cuts of the salmon; thin tail portions are prone to overcooking and are best cooking in a frying pan; you may use skin on or skin-off salmon.
2- Just like cooking steak, you can cook your salmon to different doneness:
  • 110-125°F- medium- rare
  • 125-140°F- medium- well * I recommend cooking to 125°F
  • 140+ – well done
Storage
Cool salmon completely before storing in an air tight container in the fridge. Store for up to 4 days.
Reheat
Heat in a covered baking dish at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, until warmed through.
Caution
Do not place glass under the broiler as it risks shattering. I recommend a quality sheet pan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 259mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g