Broiled salmon gets an extra kick from Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, making this Jamaican Jerk Salmon recipe a simple weeknight meal.
Jamaican Jerk Salmon
Ttoday we’re using our Jamaican jerk seasoning mix to make some Jamaican jerk salmon.
Once you have your jerk seasoning mix, this meal is SO easy.
Generously spread the jerk seasoning over a nice fillet of salmon. Then, we cooked the salmon under the broiler.
The smooth and creamy salmon paired perfectly with the smoky and spicy jerk flavors. We served it with some Caribbean Red Beans and Rice, to really get us in that Caribbean spirit!
What is Broiling?
It’s easy to think that broiling is a bit of a mystery. But, in fact, broiling is a whole lot like grilling.
Both methods of cooking use high, direct heat to achieve quick results.
Since we’re talking high heat, you want to think relatively thin when it comes to things that are best to broil, like fish fillets, pork chops, steaks, butterflied chicken. You get the picture.
How To Broil Salmon
We love broiling salmon because it is so quick. And, it’s a nice way to get a nice crust on the fish, even if it’s too cold outside to throw it on the grill.
Broiling salmon really could not be any easier.
- Place the salmon on your pan
- Season the salmon
- Broil away
You really don’t even need a recipe, but we’ve given you one below anyway.
The one thing to look out for is time.
Depending on the thickness of your salmon fillet, the heat of your broiler, and the distance your rack is from the heating element, your salmon could cook in anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
And, once you think it’s nearly done, it finishes up quickly!
So, it’s a good idea to stay in the kitchen and keep a close eye on your salmon as it cooks.
Broiled Jamaican Jerk Salmon
- 1 lb salmon filet, skin on
- 1 Tbsp Jerk Seasoning
- Place your oven rack about 8-10 inches below your heating element. Preheat broiler to medium heat (or simply preheat your broiler, if it doesn't have heat settings).
- Grease and foil a baking sheet. Place salmon, skin-side down on the foil. Pat 1 Tbsp Jerk Seasoning mix into the salmon. Place the salmon under the broiler for 7-12 minutes, until cooked through.
- Serve with steamed vegetables and Caribbean Red Beans and Rice.
This is one of the recipes from the early days of Curious Cuisiniere. We’ve updated our pictures since we first shared it, but we’ve left some originals here, in case you’ve found us in the past and are looking for that old, familiar image.