This jerk salmon recipe has become one of my favorite go to for quick easy meals or for showing off when entertaining guests. It takes only a few ingredients and about 30 minutes, including prep time to get this delicious dish ready.
Salmon is one of the easiest fish to find in US grocery stores. It also happens to be a personal favorite so it shows up quite a bit in my recipes. Besides the well touted health benefits salmon is a thick, meaty, flavorful fish that can hold its own with just a little salt and citrus or stand up to the boldest baddest spices.
I first made Jerk Salmon on one of those home alone evenings when I was looking for something quick and easy. All it took was 1 bite to get me hooked. I have made this Jerk Salmon recipe countless times and it is always a big hit. Unlike some of my other jerk recipes you can recreate this jerk salmon recipe with a wet or dry jerk marinade. Add a few other kitchen staples and you’re in business. Serve Jerk Salmon with rice& peas and steamed veggies or add your favorite sides to complete your Caribbean inspired meal.
10 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 3 Salmon Steaks (about .5 pounds ea.)
- 2 TB Jerk Marinade*
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp. dried pepper flakes
- ½ tsp thyme leaves
- 1 TB lemon Juice
- 1 TB Sugar
Wash Salmon and arrange side by side in an oven proof baking container. Combine marinade, salt, pepper, and thyme. Rub seasonings over
fish. Sprinkle or squeeze lime juice over fish. Sprinkle over sugar. Broil in center of oven for 20 minutes.
*Do not turn on the oven until you put the salmon in. If you do the fish will dry out.
**Some brands of Jerk seasoning/ marinade contains salt. be sure to taste for salt before adding any salt to your recipe. **I prefer to use a glass container because it ensures that the salmon will not stick to the dish while cooking. **For this recipe I choose to use brown sugar but any sugar will caramelize under the broiler. http://sianscooking.