Our Broiled Salmon Recipe is by far the easiest and most flavorful way to cook restaurant-quality salmon at home. Tender, flaky salmon filets are broiled and brushed with garlic herb butter for delicious dinner in just 10 minutes!

broiled salmon with garlic herb butter

The Best Broiled Salmon Recipe (with Garlic Herb Butter!)

Wild caught salmon season is by far our favorite season. We love to prepare gorgeous pink salmon filets any number of ways – from grilled and roasted, to burger-ized and candied, and everything in between.

Today we’re sharing with you a terrifically simple and nearly fool-proof Broiled Salmon Recipe. The fish is seasoned and broiled for just a few minutes, then brushed with luscious garlic herb butter. Every bite is moist, flaky, and full of delicious flavor.

Seriously, this is by far our easiest salmon recipe to date. Try it as a quick and healthy dinner recipe any night of the week… We’re sure it’ll be your new go-to method of preparing a luxurious meal in only 10 minutes!

broiled salmon filets brushed with butter and herbs

Ingredients You Need

For the Broiled Salmon Recipe you just need wild-caught salmon, olive oil (or your preferred high-heat cooking oil), plus salt and pepper.

To make the vibrant Garlic Herb Butter you need only 5 ingredients:

  • Buttermelted
  • Lemon juice – fresh squeezed
  • Fresh parsleychopped
  • Fresh dillchopped
  • Garlicminced
butter with garlic and herbs and fresh fish filets

How To Broil Salmon in the Oven

First, turn the oven on to broil and set the top rack so that it’s about 6 inches from the top of the oven.

Prepare the salmon by cutting into 6 large or 8 small equal portions. Place onto a rimmed baking sheet, and gently pat the tops of each filet with a towel to remove any moisture.

Use a pastry brush to lightly coat each filet with oil, and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

Broil the salmon for 5 to 8 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges of each filet. It’s definitely better to slightly undercook than overcook the fish!

baked fish on a baking sheet

How to Make Garlic Herb Butter for Broiled Salmon

While the salmon filets broil in the oven, make the Garlic Herb Butter in just 3 simple steps:

  1. Chop the parsley and dill, and mince the garlic.
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave-safe mixing cup.
  3. Add the fresh herbs and lemon juice to the melted butter, and mix well.

Once the salmon comes out of the oven, brush the tops with a generous amount of the homemade Garlic Herb Butter.

garlic herb butter brushed salmon filets

Serve the Broiled Salmon with Garlic Herb Butter warm with your favorite sides.

Get the Complete (Printable) Broiled Salmon Recipe + VIDEO with Garlic Herb Butter Below. Enjoy!

broiled salmon with parsley, dill, garlic butter

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I serve with Broiled Salmon with Garlic Herb Butter?

Tender, moist salmon is perfect to serve with vibrant veggie dishes, like Roasted Lemon Asparagus and Oven Roasted Broccoli. Enjoy also it with your favorite grains, like steamed rice or low carb Roasted Cauliflower Rice. Broiled salmon is also terrific to add to hearty and healthy salads, such as our Roasted Salmon Detox Bowl.

What other seasonings can I use to make a flavorful garlic butter?

We love the bright flavors from using chopped parsley and dill. However, you can definitely change up the seasonings to suite your tastes! Swap the parsley and dill with fresh lemongrass, rosemary, tarragon, or even lemon zest. You can also use dried herbs and seasoning blends, like lemon pepper seasoning, in place of fresh herbs.

How long do leftovers keep well?

While this dish is best to enjoy when freshly prepared, leftovers will keep well for up to 3 days. Transfer cooled leftover salmon to a sealed container and store in the refrigerator.

fork flaking broiled salmon with garlic herb butter

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Broiled Salmon Recipe with Garlic Herb Butter + VIDEO

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Our Broiled Salmon recipe with Garlic Herb Butter makes flaky and flavorful salmon filets in just 10 minutes for a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner.
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 ½ – 2 pounds wild caught salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped dill
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Set the oven on broil and move the top rack down about 6 inches from the heat source. Cut the salmon fillet into individual portions. And place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Brush olive oil over the top of each portion. Then salt and pepper generously.
  • Broil for 5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the salmon. (It’s better to undercook the salmon a little, rather than overcook.)
  • Meanwhile, mix the melted butter, lemon juice, parsley, dill, and garlic.
  • Once the salmon comes out of the oven, brush the tops with the herb butter, then serve warm.



Feel free to swap the parsley and dill for any herb you prefer!
While this dish is best to enjoy when freshly prepared, leftovers will keep well for up to 3 days. Transfer cooled leftover salmon to a sealed container and store in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1filet, Calories: 466kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 53g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 166mg, Sodium: 184mg, Potassium: 1307mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 400IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 36mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier
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