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Broiled salmon on a plate next to a small salad

Broiled Salmon

Easy broiled salmon is one of my favorite ways to cook up this delicious protein. With a simple marinade of olive oil, Worcestershire, lemon juice, and garlic, this salmon recipe is full of flavor. Perfect for a nutritious meal with minimal effort!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword butter sauce, easy marinade, healthy fats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 364kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Broiler
  • Baking sheet
  • Non-stick spray
  • Small saucepan (for lemon butter sauce)


For the Salmon

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound salmon cut into 4 fillets
  • fresh herbs for topping

For the Lemon Butter Sauce (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • salt to taste


For the Salmon

  • In large bowl, mix together olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined.
    Marinade for broiled salmon
  • Place salmon fillets in marinade. Spoon marinade over fillets to cover. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours max.
    Salmon fillets in marinade
  • Preheat broiler (set to high if your broiler has multiple settings) and coat baking sheet with non-stick spray. Transfer marinated fillets to baking sheet, skin-side down.
  • Set baking sheet under preheated broiler. Broil 10 to 12 minutes, or until salmon is flaky and opaque. Remove from oven and serve.
    Broiled salmon fillets on baking sheet

For the Lemon Butter Sauce (Optional)

  • Add all sauce ingredients to small saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer 2 minutes until butter melts and sauce is combined. Pour over salmon or serve on side.


  • Make it Dairy Free: Skip the lemon butter sauce, or use a vegan butter.
  • Make it Gluten Free: Use a gluten free Worcestershire sauce.
Recipe yields 4 salmon fillets with lemon butter sauce. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 fillet with sauce using the ingredients listed. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1fillet with butter sauce | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 612mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g