Minimal Wellness launched with a small assortment of my favorite recipes, one was Broiled Halibut — this Broiled Salmon recipe is my other go-to fish choice. It really isn’t a recipe as much as it is a preparation technique. I love broiling salmon because you don’t have to worry about flipping the fish and cleanup is fast and easy — just throw away the small amount of aluminum foil, unfortunately because of the skin that’s stuck on the foil, it can’t be recycled.
Although I almost always buy either wild pacific salmon or halibut, if I want a slightly different flavor profile, I use the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch recommendation website or app to help determine if a particular fish is a “good choice” for human and environmental health. I haven’t encountered a fish you can’t cook with this broiling method, the only thing that needs adjusting is cooking time based on the thickness of the fillet and how done you prefer your fish. Buying high quality fish (and meat) allows for simple cooking methods which let the flavors of the protein shine on their own. While sustainably caught fish is often more expensive than other less healthy or sustainable choices, I don’t serve it as a center of the plate entrée. Rather I serve it in small amounts (2-4oz), as more of a condiment to a big assortment of vegetables and sometimes grains.
- 8oz Salmon fillet
- 1 tsp Avocado oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- If using frozen salmon, pull fish out of freezer and place it in the refrigerator about 12 hours before meal time. Alternatively, you can quickly safely thaw fish under cold running water in the sink.
- Make sure a rack in the oven is on the highest level possible and then turn oven onto high broil.
- Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Place salmon fillet onto aluminum foil, skin-side down.
- Brush or rub on the avocado oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and fresh ground pepper.
- Slide into oven on top rack, under the broiler.
- Cook for 7-9 minutes depending on how done you prefer your fish and the thickness of the fillet.
*Not all calories are equal.