Broiled Salmon in Citrus Ponzu Sauce

I try to make broiled salmon for dinner at least once a week.  It’s actually my personal favorite because to me it’s comfort food.  Because salmon is a big fish, you get a lot of flaky meat from it.  I love that it cooks fast and it tastes amazing! It has a delightful sweet flavor.

This succulent and delicious broiled salmon is flavored with Ponzu, a Japanese citrus-based sauce.  You can find it in most grocery stores in the Asian food aisle.  It’s perfect when served with steamed rice and vegetables like asparagus or broccoli, or even sautéed baby bok choy.  It cooks in 12 minutes so it’s great to make on week nights.

It starts with mixing the marinade for the salmon.  The marinade is a blend of soy sauce, Ponzu, olive oil, and freshly ground pepper. Marinating the salmon for 10-15 minutes is good for flavor, and it keeps it moist.  During this time you can work on your preferred side dish.  Then the salmon is broiled on high heat which makes the skin crispy and the flesh flaky and moist.  When broiling, start with the skin side up first and flip it over.


Broiled Salmon with Citrus Ponzu Sauce

Servings 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes


  • 2 salmon fillet portions
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Ponzu
  • ½ Tbsp soy sauce
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Make the marinade. Mix together olive oil, Ponzu, soy sauce, and freshly ground pepper in a rimmed baking dish.
  • Add salmon to the marinade and coat it well. Set aside and let sit for about 15 mins.
  • Place oven rack on upper second and heat the broiler on high. Line a small baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place salmon on baking sheet with skin facing up. let cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip salmon and let cook for another 7-8 minutes.
Author: Elizabeth Segal
Course: Main Course
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