This Broiled Salmon with Honey Sesame Glaze couldn’t get any easier. A quick marinade and then under the broiler for 2 minutes for a deliciously, slightly charred, sticky and flavorful dinner. I use baking stoneware for this broiled salmon, but a casserole baking dish also would work for the quick broil and baste to have one tender, sticky salmon dinner.
The kicker for me are the oh so simple charred green onions that the broiled salmon cook on. They add such a fantastic depth of flavor. With the summer heat this only takes a few minutes under the broiler so the kitchen doesn’t heat up. Can’t go wrong there!
I found this beauty in Bon Appétit magazine and made a few tweaks to it, especially bumping the heat up a tad with the red pepper flakes. We were flying up to Portland and I brought along my pile of food magazines to tear through on the flight. I had to make this once I got home it read so easy, quick and tasty.
Not only is it a healthy piece of fish, but the marinade ingredients everyone should have on hand in the pantry.
I’ve since made this 3 times and have used both the red fresno chile and the green jalapeño. When broiled on top they give off a wonderful nuanced heat. The honey and sesame are a perfect foil to that, too. With the thinly sliced garlic almost becoming little garlic chips and the sprinkles of sesame seeds on top I find this packed with flavor, especially sitting on top of the broiled, smoky green onions. I think those are my new favorite main dish accompaniment.
The Broiled Salmon with Honey Sesame Glaze is fantastic fresh from the broiler served with steamed rice or vegetables or allowed to cool completely and served over a cold salad.
Either way I hope you enjoy! If you like this try my Grilled Fish Tacos with Roasted Cranberry Mango Salsa, Lemon Rosemary Grilled Swordfish, or my Mango Salsa on Grilled Swordfish.
- 1 1/2 lbs salmon filet skin on center cut
- 2 cloves garlic sliced thin
- 1 lemon See Note 1
- 3 tbsp Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- pinch red pepper flakes optional
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- 10-12 green onions scallions
- In a small bowl whisk together the marinade of thin sliced garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, honey, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes.
- Slice the salmon filet into 4 to 6 pieces and season with salt and pepper. Place in a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over. Press air out of bag and seal. Marinate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat broiler. Trim ends off green onions and chop in half. Toss with 2 teaspoons of oil and pinch of salt. Place on a baking stone or lined baking tray and broil until charred slightly for 4 minutes.
- Shake excess marinade from salmon and top the charred green onions, spoon extra marinade over salmon and top with sliced fresno or jalapeño chiles. Place under broiler for 2 minutes until salmon is charred at edges and medium-rare in thickest part.
- Serve with more sesame seeds on top. Serve immediately warm with steamed rice and vegetables or allow to cool and have over salad.
1 large lemon or 3 tbsp lemon juice total