I love seafood. My family has a long history in the California tuna industry. Unfortunately, my husband is not so fond of seafood so I don’t get to cook it as much as I would like. Thank goodness my kids like fish. This Lemon Glazed Salmon Recipe, is a huge hit with the kids and may even convert Dave!
This is a simple recipe that combines sweet, savory and sour flavors. The sauce matches perfectly with rich buttery broiled salmon. This is perfect weeknight dinner that can be done in under 30 minutes.
I love pairing this dish with artichokes. In California artichokes are available most of the year, but I only buy them when they go on sale. If you don’t have artichokes, asparagus or broccoli make a great side dish.
Basically this dish involves mixing up butter, honey, lemon juice and some spices into a sauce.
You cook the salmon in a skillet for 2 minutes and then spoon on the sauce
Transfer skillet to a broiler and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. I go for a medium rare and check visually with by separating the flakes with a knife. A darker pink is too raw for me , but a dark pink in the center is perfect. If the salmon starts leaking a milky white substance, take it out immediately! It is over done!
Simply serve with extra lemon slices and you are good to go.
Lemon Glazed Salmon
- 4- 5 oz. portions of salmon fillets
- I/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 2 Tb. of grated yellow onion
- 1 Tb. of honey
- 1 tsp. minced fresh dill
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1 Tb. of canola oil
In a medium size mixing bowl, gently whisk together melted butter, honey, lemon juice, grated onion, dill, garlic powder and black pepper.
Pre-heat your broiler on high with the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
Salt and pepper each side of the salmon fillets. Using a cast iron or oven safe skillet, coat the pan with canola oil. Lay each fillet in the cold skillet and heat on high for 2 minuets.
Turn off the heat on the stove and brush the lemon glaze on the top of each salmon fillet with a pastry brush or spoon.
Transfer skillet with glazed salmon to the broiler. Cook under the broiler heat for a total of 5-6 minuets, periodically moving the skillet to make sure each filet gets a little caramelized around the edges.
Serve with extra lemon slices.