Jerk Salmon Recipe

Quick and easy to prepare, this jerk salmon recipe has become one of my favorite go to meals. It’s also a great option when entertaining guests. 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes is all you need to prepare this delicious entree. Serve Jerk Salmon with rice & peas  and steamed veggies or add your favorite sides for a complete meal.

Jerk salmonEasily found in grocery stores across the US, salmon also happens to be a personal favorite. So it shows up quite a bit in my fish & seafood recipes. A firm meaty fish like tuna or Wahoo or bluefish makes a great substitute. Besides the well touted health benefits (unless you’re overdosing on farm raised fish) 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.

Jerk Salmon with mashed potato and steamed asparagus

I first concocted this recipe one evening  while I was home alone. All it took was 1 bite to get me hooked. Since then this Jerk Salmon recipe has become one of my most popular dishes. I  have made it countless  times and it never fails to please.  This recipe can be recreated with a wet or dry jerk marinade,  unlike some of my other jerk recipes.  Add a few other kitchen staples and you’re in business.

Jerk Salmon Recipe

Course Fish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3


  • 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


  1. Wash Salmon and arrange side by side in an oven proof baking container. Combine marinade, salt, pepper, and thyme. Rub seasonings over
  2. fish. Sprinkle or squeeze lime juice over fish. Sprinkle over sugar. Broil in center of oven for 20 minutes.
  3. *Do not turn on the oven until you put the salmon in. If you do the fish will dry out.

Recipe Notes

**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.

Jerk Salmon with Asparagus


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