Firecracker easy broiled salmon is flaky and tender. The sauce gives this dish a nice little kick. It is an easy recipe that is perfect for just about any day of the week! This seafood dish takes succulent salmon filets to new heights with a homemade tantalizing sauce made of fiery spices and delightful sweetness.
Easy Broiled Salmon Tips & Tricks
- Choose fresh, high-quality salmon filets for the best results. Look for firm flesh with a vibrant pink color.
- Reheat your broiler for best results. Set it to high heat and give it enough time to reach the desired temperature. If you want that amazing caramelized crust and moist flaky flesh- this step is a must!
- Pat the salmon filets dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture before seasoning.
- Opt for a broiler-safe pan or a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. This makes cleanup easier and prevents the Easy Broiled Salmon from sticking.
Tell Me About The Ingredients
- fresh salmon – King salmon is considered to be the best of the best because it’s rich, high in fat, and large!
- salt – kosher sea salt
- fresh cracked black pepper
- chopped parsley – freshly chopped
- olive oil – we love Texana Brand 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the freshest of results!
- hot sauce
- brown sugar – adds a delicious sweet touch that compliments the spice of the Easy Broiled Salmon
- apple cider vinegar
- red pepper flakes
- minced garlic
- onion powder
Firecracker Baked Salmon
- 1-1/4 lbs fresh salmon
- 2 Tsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375ºF.
- In a saucepan, combine the ingredients of the firecracker sauce over medium-high heat, allow to come to a boil, reduce the heat so it simmers. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool for 3-5 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cools so don't worry if it looks a little thin.
- While the sauce is simmering, place the salmon filet in a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal. I used multiple pieces to keep the sauce from leaking in the baking tray to make clean up easier. Place the salmon with foil on a baking tray. Drizzle the salmon with olive oil then season it with salt and pepper.
- Using a brush or spoon, brush the salmon with the firecracker sauce. Cover with foil so that all sides are properly closed so the sauce does not leak.
- Bake the salmon for 12-14 minutes or until the salmon is firm to the touch in the thickest portion of the fish.
- Open the foil and allow the fish to broil under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, keeping a close eye on it so the fish does not burn. Remove from oven, top with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
- The sauce is just enough to coat the salmon before baking. If you’d like additional sauce, double the ingredients.
- Baking time may vary slightly due to the thickness of the fish. Feel for firmness on the thickest part of the filet to make sure your fish is cooked through.
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How To Store The Leftovers
Let the Easy Broiled Salmon cool down to room temperature before packing it up. If you have a large piece of salmon, divide it into smaller, individual portions. This makes it easier to get out what you want to eat when you’re hungry. Use plastic wrap or aluminum foil to tightly wrap each portion of salmon. Place the wrapped salmon portions in an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the refrigerator 3-5 days.