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"I'll Play The Blues For You" Broiled Jerk Salmon

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Quick, easy, and delicious recipe for glazed jerk salmon recipe. This is the perfect dish for a gourmet weeknight dinner.

glazed jerk salmon on a black plate

Fresh salmon is topped with a jerk based glaze then quickly pan-fried and broiled to perfect temperature. 

Pan frying creates a super crispy skin and the broiling caramelizes the glaze leaving an unbelievable layer of flavor on top.

MOOD MUSIC

"I'll Play The Blues For You" by Albert King is one of the greatest blues songs ever made. It's classic Albert Collins, but backed by musicians from funk band The Bar Kays. That funk touch, especially the bass and horns are a perfect touch and compliment Albert's sound so well. Similar to quality fresh salmon, which is great on it's on, but the jerk based glaze makes the salmon funky in a great way.

JERK SALMON RECIPE INGREDIENTS

  • Salmon
  • Jerk Marinade
  • Lime Juice
  • Maple Syrup
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Olive Oil
  • Clarified butter (ghee)

How to make jerk salmon

Mix the marinade, lime juice, olive oil, maple, and garlic in a bowl. Set aside.

Season the salmon with salt and pepper.

Preheat cast iron skillet in oven at 450 on high rack for 10 minutes.

Remove the skillet to stovetop. Heat burner to medium high heat. Add ghee and once melted add the salmon and fry for 5 minutes.

Using a towel or glove move the skillet back to the oven and broil for 3 minutes. Remove the fish and brush it all over generously with the glaze. 

Finish in the oven for another minute. Remove and rest for 3-4 minutes.

Jerk Salmon Cooking Considerations and Tips

Buy the freshest fish you can afford. Quality matters and is key to making this dish gourmet level.

Honey or even brown sugar is a fine substitute to maple syrup. The key is you want a good sweetener to get great caramelization from the glazing.

This recipe also works with trout, particularly steelhead.

If you don’t want to make your own marinade, use a quality store-bought paste like a Walkerswood or Grace branded one.

Cast iron is perfect for this, but if you don’t have one, make sure your pan is oven-proof.

MORE JERK RECIPES

Grilled Jerk Snapper

Smoked Jerk Chicken

Jerk Fried Chicken

Instant Pot Jerk Chicken

Smoked Jerk Cauliflower

Jerk Oxtails

Smoked Jerk Duck

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glazed jerk salmon on a black plate

Broiled Jerk Salmon

Quick, easy, and delicious recipe for glazed jerk salmon. Fresh salmon is topped with a jerk based glaze then quickly pan-fried and broiled to perfect temperature for simple weeknight gourmet dish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 3
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Fresh Salmon
  • 2 tablespoon Jerk Marinade
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 2 teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ tablespoon Clarified butter ghee

Instructions

  • Mix the jerk marinade, lime juice, maple, and garlic in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper
  • Preheat cast iron skillet in oven at 450 on high rack for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet to the stovetop. Heat burner to medium-high heat. Add ghee and once melted add the salmon and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Using a towel or glover move the skillet back to the oven and broil for 3 minutes. Remove the fish and brush it all over generously with the glaze.
  • Finish in the oven for another minute. Remove and rest for 3-4 minutes.

Notes

Buy the freshest fish you can afford. Quality matters and is key to making this dish gourmet level.
Honey or even brown sugar is a fine substitute to maple syrup. The key is you want a good sweetener to get great caramelization from the glazing.
This recipe also works with trout, particularly steelhead.
If you don’t want to make your own marinade, use a quality store-bought paste like a Walkerswood or Grace branded one.
Cast iron is perfect for this, but if you don’t have one, make sure your pan is oven-proof.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 1238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1672IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg
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