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Broiled Salmon with Lemon

Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet)

For quick weeknight meals, go for the broiler. It preheats in a flash and acts like an upside-down grill, bringing salmon and veggies to perfect doneness in just 10 minutes. Don't sweat it if you slightly overcook the salmon. Serve it with a luscious dipping sauce, or drizzle a bit of olive oil over top to bring back instant moisture. This basic salmon recipe is even better when served with a creamy Greek yogurt sauce and a side of quickly steamed or broiled broccolini. When it comes to fast weeknight dinners, simple is best.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind plus 1 Tbsp. fresh juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 (6-oz.) center-cut salmon fillets (about 1 in. thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 271
  • Fat 12.8 g
  • Satfat 1.8 g
  • Monofat 4.5 g
  • Polyfat 2.5 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Carbohydrate 1 g
  • Fiber 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol 89 mg
  • Iron 1 mg
  • Sodium 227 mg
  • Calcium 20 mg
  • Sugars g

How to Make It

  1. Combine oil, rind, juice, and Worcestershire sauce in a shallow dish. Place fillets, skin side up, in dish. Let stand 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Place fillets, skin side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil to desired degree of doneness, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove fillets from foil using a metal spatula.