8-Minute Broiled Salmon

Hi Everyone!!!

Today I wanted to share with you all one of my favorite go to recipes for 8-Minute Broiled Salmon. This delicious salmon recipe cooks in literally 8 minutes and I promise you the butteriest, most delicious piece of fish you have ever tasted.  Now there are a couple of secrets to making this melt in you mouth  salmon and the first one is the dry rub.  My Salmon dry rub is the perfect combination of smokey, savory, spicy, and sweet.  That “sweet” comes in the form of brown sugar and creates a mouth-watering caramelized crust on the salmon underneath that broiler.

The second secret is you have to buy good quality, fresh salmon with the skin on.  The skin provides an extra layer of protection (fat and flavor) that helps keep the salmon buttery and tender.  Now, I know some of you might not be the biggest fish lovers but don’t worry you don’t have to eat the skin it slides right off after cooking.

The final thing I love most about this salmon is it goes with everything from a quick pasta dish to mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. (You can also cook the asparagus under the broiler too 😉

But my all time most favorite way to serve this salmon is with a tropical romaine salad topped with avocado, tomato, mango, cilantro, shallot, and a lemon vinaigrette.  Yum! Buttery salmon and sweet juicy mango is so out of this would good!


8-Minute Broiled Salmon


4 Skin On, Center Cut Salmon Filets (of equal size)

1 Lemon

Olive Oil

Salmon Dry Rub:

1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika

1 Packed Tablespoon Brown Sugar

3/4 Teaspoon Thyme

1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Black Pepper to Taste


Add the smoked paprika, brown sugar, thyme, sea salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper to a small bowl stir to combine.

Place the salmon on a plate or tray skin side down then generously rub all the spice mixture over the top and sides of the salmon.

Cover with plastic wrap and allow the salmon to marinate while preheating the broiler.

Now for the tricky part… Pre-heat your broiler for 5 minutes.  Lets talk ovens.  I have an electric oven with an overhead broiler and 5 optional rack positions.  My broiler has 3 heat setting high, medium, and low.  For my oven I use the medium heat setting and the second rack position from the top.  If your oven only has a high/low setting use the high heat setting and the middle rack position.

Line a baking sheet pan with aluminum foil and drizzle on a little extra virgin olive oil.  Place the salmon on the greased sheet pan skin side up then put in the oven under the broiler and set the timer 4 minutes.

With a pair of tongs quickly turn the salmon over (skin side down) and set the timer for another 4 minutes.

Remove the salmon from the oven squeeze over a little lemon juice and tint with foil.  Allow the salmon to rest for 5 minutes.

Serve 🙂


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My name is Melody and I am the cook and blogger behind Meals With Mel. I have a love for traveling, I share a joy for gardening, and I have a passion for cooking. Although I do some baking, I don't consider myself a baker as I can't stand having to measure. When it comes to cooking my philosophy is add a bit of this, a dash of that, a splash of something doesn't hurt, never forget some type of pepper and always add at least one clove of garlic. Thanks for stopping by my Spicy Texas Kitchen and I hope to see you again!!! Melody

15 thoughts on “8-Minute Broiled Salmon

  1. Hi Melody!! This looks so inviting! Love all the bright colors together — and with salmon, avocado & mango (3 of my favorite tastes!). Are you all settled back home after your trip to Chicago?? It looked like a really interesting, fun time! Fun to fine your new post! hugs hugs.

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    1. Good to hear from you Rhonda 🙂
      I totally agree with you, salmon, avocado and mango are one of my favorite flavor combinations too.
      Yes we are back from Chicago and it was a great trip. We’re there attending the International Housewares show looking at all the new kitchen gadgets and household items for the upcoming year (to sell in fundraising). It was a blast!! I mean 5 days of playing with kitchen items 🙂
      Great to hear from you!! Hope all is well in sunny California!!
      P.S. I just saw I had another comment from you from a week ago and I don’t know home I missed that. Sorry about that!!


      1. OK, Melody– the International Housewares Show sounds awesome! (I saw the photo of you by the giant Kitchen Aide mixer!!). Do you have to be somebody to get into that show, or can any old cook slip in?? And– we are having a good week. My daughter is here from Wisconisn with 3 of her coworkers doing photo shoots for their photo website. Fun to sit down to dinner at night and get to know them… Take care– and love the salmon recipe– Have it copied to try! hugs hugs!

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      2. Hey Rhonda 🙂

        So to get in to the housewares show you have to prove that you are a “buyer” of products.
        Glad you like the salmon recipe you will have to let me know what you think if you give it a whirl. Sounds like you are having a fun time wth you daughter and her friends! I bet they are loving al the delicious food you are making for them.
        Enjoy your weekend!!


      3. Thanks Melody!! 13 in for dinner tonight– lots of noisy fun. And– hmmm, maybe I’ll just have to open a kitchen store before the housewares show next year! Happy weekend! Any plans?? xox


    1. Thanks Tonya 🙂 yeah I thought it would be good to post a recipe for a quick and easy meal. Especially since we are coming up on the summer months when no one feels like standing around the kitchen for hours cooking. Hope you and farm guy had a great trip across the pond!!

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