If you know me, you know how much I love salmon. So, this Easy Broiled Salmon shouldn’t come as any surprise to ya. I always get questions about how I roast salmon for meal prepping. And, a lot of you want to know how to reheat salmon without drying it out. So, without further ado, here are a few of my tips to help you with all your salmon woes.
Now before we get started, let me just say, salmon is never going to be as good as it was the day you made it. That’s just the facts of life peeps. I am going to share my tips on reheating, and keeping it moist, but it’s almost impossible to keep the salmon as fresh as it was the day you prepared it. I always recommend repurposing some of your leftover salmon. Options such as flaking the salmon and making salmon cakes are an easy and delicious way to revive your salmon.
Steps to the Perfect Broiled Salmon:
TIPS FOR REHEATING SALMON
- DO NOT USE A MICROWAVE TO REHEAT. Using a microwave to heat your leftover salmon will only dry them out very fast. The microwave uses high heat to quickly heat the salmon which only dries it out. Not to mention, the smell is no Bueno.
- REHEAT SALMON IN THE OVEN AT A LOW TEMPERATURE. When you reheat the salmon at a lower temperature, it won’t dry out. Reheat it at 280˚F for about 10-15 minutes (temperature of the salmon should be between 122˚ F to 130˚ F). And don’t forget to add moisture back to the fish by drizzling on a little fat like avocado oil, olive oil or ghee. You can even use a small toaster oven if you have one (I know not everybody wants to turn their large oven on every day).
- COVER THE FISH! I learned this from The Kitchn, and it’s a tip I’ve been using consistently. Loosely cover the salmon with foil paper before reheating in the oven. Tenting the fish with foil will help ensure the fish does not dry out. This is definitely a game changer.
The beauty of cooking salmon under the broiler is undeniable. You would think cooking salmon under the broiler would dry it out immensely. Instead, the broiler creates enough heat to sear the salmon and give it a beautiful charr on the outside while leaving the inside perfectly cooked.
We decided to use a mixture of the Primal Palate NEW BAE seasoning blend and Korean pepper flakes to season the salmon. With spices such as ancho chili powder, cardamom, allspice, paprika and more, New Bae is the perfect blend to step up the flavor of your salmon. You can certainly switch it up by using your favorite seasoning blend. But, the new bae seasoning is the perfect blend of spices to take your salmon (or any seafood) to the next level.Print
Wild-caught salmon seasoned and cooked under the broiler. Perfect for meal-prep or a nice family dinner.
1.2 lbs. of wild-caught sockeye or coho salmon (skin-on)
2 tbsp. melted grass-fed ghee (or grass-fed butter)
1 tbsp Primal Palate NEW BAE seasoningPrimal Palate NEW BAE seasoning (Or old bay seasoning)
1/2 tsp. Korean pepper flakes
To begin, preheat oven to broil and select “HI”. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place a cooling rack on top and set aside.
Now, pat salmon dry and rub the ghee on the flesh side of the salmon. Season with a mixture of the Primal Palate New Bae seasoning and Korean pepper flakes. Then transfer the salmon fillets to the prepared baking sheet.
Transfer the salmon to the oven and broil for 7-10 minutes (depending on your oven). Remove from the oven, let it rest for about 3 minutes, and serve with roasted veggies or a salad and fresh lemon or lime juice.
Broiled salmon also pairs well with a creamy yogurt sauce or pesto.