Thursday, August 4, 2011

Broiled Lemon Butter Salmon (sugar free • gluten free • low carb • gaps)

Wild Salmon is so good for you!  I try to incorporate it into our meals atleast once every other week, although I could totally eat it more often.  My favorite is grilled with a teriyaki glaze.  Yum!  The following recipe is actually one of the easiest ones and always turns out delicious.

Unless me and the munchkin are on our own for dinner, I have to be very careful how I make the salmon, or Joe won't eat it.  He's not salmon's biggest fan, but I have found if I use LOTS and LOTS of butter, and garlic and brown the edges, he'll eat it without complaining too much.  Here's one of those recipes.

First, I melt about a 1/4 C of butter.

Then I take a few garlic cloves and chop them up real small.

 Chop up some fresh parsley.

Toss it all in with the butter, along with some lemon juice, dried rosemary, salt and pepper.

Set the oven to broil on high. Brush a broiling pan with some butter, then line with your salmon. Generously brush the butter mixture all over the salmon.

Place in oven a few inches from the top.  This is the highest level in my oven.

Let cook for about 4 minutes.  
Remove and generously coat the salmon again with the butter mixture.

Cook for another 4 minutes, remove and reapply butter mixture again.

Move the oven shelf down one level, and return salmon.  Finish Cooking.

These look pretty good to me!

For a quick side, I threw a head of broccoli in the steamer, when it's finished I pour melted butter
 all over it and salt it generously with some unrefined sea salt.

Broiled Lemon Butter Salmon
(sugar free • gluten free • low carb • gaps)

  • 2 lbs (4-5) Salmon Filets
  • 1/4 C Butter, Melted (plus extra for greasing pan)
  • 2 Tb Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary (I didn't have any fresh)
  • Unrefined Sea Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

  1. Melt butter on stove top.
  2. Add Lemon juice, garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper to melted butter.
  3. Grease Broiling Pan.
  4. Place oven shelf on highest setting or about 4 inches from the top.
  5. Set oven to Broil on High.
  6. Line up Salmon on pan and brush liberally with about 1/3 of butter mixture.
  7. Place Salmon in the oven and cook for 4 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and generously brush with more of the butter mixture.
  9. Return to oven for another 4 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and reapply the rest of the butter mixture.
  11. Move oven shelf down one level and return Salmon to the oven.
  12. Cook for another couple of minutes or until salmon is nice and brown and a little crispy without turning black.
  13. Remove from oven, Serve and Enjoy!

This post is part of Food Renegade's Fight Back Friday.


Sarah Smith said...

Mmmm, yes please! My husband is also not salmon's biggest fan, so we don't eat it often. I have to try to remember to cook it up for a quick lunch when he's not home :)

I love the new look of your blog!

Laura said...

Thank you Sarah!! I really needed to spruce things up around here.