Broiled Salmon with Lemon, Thyme, and Garlic Recipe

Broiled Salmon
Yasmin Fahr

Ingredients

  • Two 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and grated with a microplane or other fine-holed grater
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves removed, plus more whole sprigs, for garnish
  • Salt and freshly grated black pepper, to taste

The thyme used in this quick, easy and healthy recipe was clipped from a small pot of thyme resting on the window ledge of The Daily Meal office. It adds a bright, almost lemony flavor to the fish that's enhanced by the lemon juice and zest in the recipe.

I used wild sockeye salmon which has a firm, deep-red flesh, but you can use any other variety as well (just try to avoid Atlantic Salmon because it is overfished). I purposely didn't use any oil in this recipe, since salmon is such a fatty fish and you don't really need an extra fat when cooking it. Enjoy!

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Directions

Pre-heat the broiler on high, placing the top oven rack on the highest notch (about 4–5 inches from the top).

Wash the fillets and pat them dry. Season with the garlic, zest and lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper. Lay them, skin-side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet or pan. Cook for about 4–5 minutes, but watch the fillets closely because they cook quickly and cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the fillet. I like my salmon a little pink and tender in the center, but feel free to cook it all the way through.

Serve with wild rice, a simple green salad, or cooked vegetables on the side.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

313 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

16%

Servings:

2
  • Fat 38g 59%
  • Carbs 10g 3%
  • Saturated 9g 44%
  • Fiber 4g 15%
  • Sugars 1g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 11g
  • Protein 60g 119%
  • Cholesterol 156mg 52%
  • Sodium 171mg 7%
  • Calcium 106mg 11%
  • Magnesium 106mg 26%
  • Potassium 1,213mg 35%
  • Iron 4mg 22%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 710mg 101%
  • Vitamin A 35µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 66mg 110%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 42%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 31%
  • Niacin (B3) 25mg 125%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 97%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 87µg 22%
  • Vitamin B12 9µg 153%
  • Vitamin E 10mg 51%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 2%
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