Broiling is a high heat method where an oven cooks from the top. Essentially, it produces the same result as top-heat grilling.
A salmon steak weighing 1½ pounds will give you 6 individual 4-oz. filets. Make sure that the fish is nice and dry before you start so that the glaze doesn’t slide off.
The beauty of broiling your honey mustard glazed salmon is that it will help set and caramelize the glaze on the top while the lower part of the fish cooks more slowly. This will give you a nice and moist final filet!
honey mustard glazed salmon recipe
what you'll need
- 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar light or dark
- 2 tsp whole grain or Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pepper to taste
let's do it
- Position oven rack so that top of the salmon filets are about 4-5 inches from the heating element. Preheat to broil setting. For easy cleanup, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Blot salmon filets with paper towel to remove all moisture from the surface then place skin side down on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, mustard, honey and salt until well mixed. Spread glaze over the top of the salmon in an even layer and then sprinkle lightly with pepper.
- Place salmon under the broiler and cook for about 8-12 minutes depending on thickness and desired doneness. Check frequently and reposition pan or rotate as necessary for even cooking and to avoid scorching. Remove from oven and allow salmon to rest for 3 or 4 minutes before serving. Enjoy!