Quick, easy, and delicious recipe for glazed jerk salmon recipe. This is the perfect dish for a gourmet weeknight dinner.
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.
"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
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.
For a dry jerk flavor of this recipe use this jerk seasoning mix.
Cast iron is perfect for this, but if you don’t have one, make sure your pan is oven-proof.
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- 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
- 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.