5 from 1 vote

12 Minute Citrus Broiled Salmon Filet

 January 5, 2024

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that is also packed with flavor, then look no further because this is it! My 12 Minute Citrus Broiled Salmon Filet comes together with minimal prep, and is one of the best salmon recipes you will make, this year. It’s seasoned with tender baked slices of citrus, fresh herbs, and a seasoning blend that makes this salmon flaky, delicious, and practically melt-in-your-mouth. What could be better than that?!

A close-up plate of the citrus broiled salmon, with a fork cutting into the salmon filet

Happy New Year, friends! What is your intention for 2024? Last year was quite the year for me. From learning how to slow down and be more present with my family, to finally hitting one million followers on Instagram (a goal I’ve been working towards for so many years), 2023 was a huge year. And now going into 2024, my intention is to spend more time doing things that bring me peace. Like, spending more time with my family and friends, reading good books, and coming up with delicious recipes for YOU!

So, if your intention is to eat healthier in 2024, then friends, I’ve got you. And, I’m kicking things off with this super simple and easy 12 Minute Citrus Broiled Salmon. This tender, flaky salmon makes for the perfect weeknight dinner. With less than 5 minutes of prep and only 12 minutes of cook time, this recipe couldn’t come together faster! Which means you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time being present with your family. What could be better than that?

And if you’re looking for ways to include this salmon as part of a heartier meal, simply pair it alongside my Lemon Parmesan Smashed Broccoli or my Crispy Garlic Parmesan Potatoes for a meal that the whole family will enjoy!

What You Need to Make This Easy 15-Minute Salmon Dinner

  • Salmon: Of course, you’ll need salmon to make this recipe! Just make sure the bones are removed from the salmon before making it.
  • Orange and Lemon: It wouldn’t be a citrus salmon recipe without the use of fresh citrus! The combination of fresh orange and lemon slices adds the perfect citrus-y touch to this salmon, without overpowering it.
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is full of healthy fats and adds a delicious flavor to this salmon recipe!
  • Fresh Dill: Fresh dill makes a world of difference here! It adds that fresh, herby flavor that truly takes this salmon recipe to the next level. We’ll be using it in both the sauce and to garnish the finished salmon, so don’t skip it!
  • Seasonings: The seasoning blend for this salmon recipe includes garlic powder, onion powder, hot paprika, dried parsley, and kosher salt. Yum!
A baking sheet, lined with parchment paper, with the salmon stacked on top alongside slices of lemon and orange
Slice the orange and lemon into small discs and line half of them across a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Then, place the salmon filet on top, followed by the sauce and the remainder of the orange and lemon slices.

How to Make This Simple, Fool-Proof Salmon Recipe

To make this Citrus Broiled Salmon, start by preparing the fruit. Slice the orange and lemon into thin slices. Then, line a baking sheet with either foil or parchment paper and set it aside. Note, if using parchment paper, keep a close eye on it in the oven – the parchment paper might get charred, but that is okay!

Add half of the lemon and orange slices to the baking sheet, spreading them out evenly. Next, lay the salmon filet on top of lemon and orange slices.

In a separate small bowl, prepare the sauce. Add in the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and sea salt. Wash and chop the fresh dill and add half of it to the bowl with the sauce. Whisk the ingredients together until they’re fully combined. Then, rub the sauce mixture over the salmon, ensuring that the salmon is fully coated in the sauce. Place the remaining lemon and orange slices on top of the salmon.

Transfer the tray with the salmon into the oven and turn on that broil setting. My oven does not have a low or high setting – it’s just one broil setting. I place my tray on the lower rack and let the salmon broil for 12 minutes and that is because I like my salmon that way. If you want your salmon cooked through, then broil it for 13-15 minutes.

If your broiler has a setting, pick HIGH, but place the tray on the lower rack.

Once the salmon is done to your liking, remove it from the oven. Add a drizzle of olive oil on top of the finished salmon, alongside the remainder of the dill and a pinch of flaky sea salt. Finally, serve and enjoy!

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** Photography by Gayle McLeod
A baking sheet with the citrus broiled salmon on top, with a drizzle of olive oil actively being poured on top of it
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free

12 Minute Citrus Broiled Salmon Filet

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
SERVES 4 Servings
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If you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that is also packed with flavor, then look no further because this is it! My 12 Minute Citrus Broiled Salmon Filet comes together with minimal prep, and is one of the best salmon recipes you will make, this year. It's seasoned with tender baked slices of citrus, fresh herbs, and a seasoning blend that makes this salmon flaky, delicious, and practically melt-in-your-mouth. What could be better than that?!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Salmon bones removed
  • 1 Orange sliced thin
  • 1 Lemon sliced thin
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Dill chopped and divided
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Instructions

  • To make this Citrus Broiled Salmon, start by preparing the fruit. Slice the orange and lemon into thin slices.
  • Then, line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Add half of the lemon and orange slices to the baking sheet, spreading them out evenly.
  • Next, lay the salmon filet on top of lemon and orange slices.
  • In a separate small bowl, prepare the sauce. Add in the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, parsley, and sea salt. Wash and chop the fresh dill and add half of it to the bowl with the sauce. Whisk the ingredients together until they're fully combined.
  • Then, rub the sauce mixture over the salmon, ensuring that the salmon is fully coated in the sauce. Place the remaining lemon and orange slices on top of the salmon.
  • Transfer the tray with the salmon into the oven and turn on that broil setting. My oven does not have a low or high setting – it's just one broil setting. I place my tray on the lower rack and let the salmon broil for 12 minutes. If you like your salmon cooked through, broil for 13-15 minutes – it is just personal preference.
    **If your broiler has a setting, pick HIGH, but place the tray on the lower rack.
  • Once the salmon is done, remove it from the oven.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil on top of the finished salmon, alongside the remainder of the dill and a pinch of flaky sea salt.
  • Finally, serve and enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    this salmon recipe is truly amazing! Quick, so tasty and moist! As my piece of salmon was a little thiner than yours, i broiled it for 10 min instead on the top rack. I gave a perfect pink interior! Just how i like it! Thanks for all your original and delicious recipes!!

    • I am so glad it turned out well for you, Chantal! Thank you so much for making this recipe and for leaving such a kind review!

  2. Made this tonight! It was really great and my husband loved it. I will note that I broiled it on the lower rack for 15 min and it was still raw. I ended up moving it to the middle rack and for another 15, then it was perfect. Thanks Nicole!

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