Karl’s Honey Lemon and Tarragon Broiled Salmon

I have dozens of pictures on my desktop of dishes I have created and never gotten around to posting. This was a weekday meal and I had decided on broiled salmon, but how to make it special? That day, I chose to make a glaze of honey, lemon and tarragon, just to try something new.

Karl’s Honey Lemon and Tarragon Broiled Salmon

Karl’s Honey Lemon and Tarragon Broiled Salmon

Karl’s Honey Lemon and Tarragon Broiled Salmon


1 lb. salmon filet
pinch Kosher salt

1 Tbs. honey
1 Tbs. lemon juice
1 tsp. tarragon, crushed


1. Pre-heat the broiler and set the rack to the top level—2 inches from the heat.

2. Lay the filet—skin side down—on a Pam-ed small lipped baking tray.

Tip: While ecologically suspect, a sheet of aluminum foil makes cleanup much easier.

3. Sprinkle the salt over the filet.

4. Mix the honey, lemon juice, and tarragon in a small bowl.

5. Spoon the glaze over the fish.

6. Put the tray into the oven and broil until the top is browned and the fish is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.

Tip: How long it takes to broil a fish fillet depends entirely on how thick it is.

Note: Check the salmon for doneness by inserting a knife point into the thickest part of the fish and twist the blade to separate the flakes. If the meat is still underdone, continue broiling for another 2-3 minutes.

7. Remove the salmon from the oven and let it cool slightly.

8. Serve warm.

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