Broiled salmon with a fresh citrus and soy sauce marinade is an easy, tasty way to cook salmon, or really any thick, wild-caught fish.

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Broiled Salmon

  • Author: Tania Van Pelt


  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus more for serving
  • 3 8-ounce skin-on center-cut wild-caught salmon fillets
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, for marinade and as garnish
  • 1 Fresno chile, thinly sliced


  • Whisk garlic, lime and lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, 1 Tbsp. vegetable and 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, chopped fresh cilantro, and ½ tsp. sesame seeds in a small bowl. Season salmon fillets with salt and place in a shallow bowl; add half of marinade. Seal bowl, and let salmon sit 30 minutes. Reserve remaining marinade.

  • Preheat broiler. Toss scallions with remaining 2 tsp. oil on sizzle platter; broil until lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Remove salmon from marinade and set on top of scallions. Spoon some reserved marinade over and broil until salmon is charred around edges, about 6 minutes (watch closely to keep from burning). Spoon more marinade over; top with chile. Broil until salmon is charred and medium-rare at thickest part, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.