Giving the salmon a quick broil at the end of cooking gives the marinade a chance to caramelize—it’s too good. Just make sure to keep a close eye on it, so you don’t overcook the salmon! Two to three minutes is all you need under a hot broiler.
Baked Pineapple Salmon
YIELDS: 6 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS
TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 55 MINS
- Cooking spray, for pan
- 17 pineapple rings, fresh or canned
- 1 large salmon fillet (about 3 lbs.)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp. melted butter
- 3 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
- 2 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
- 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
- Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray. In the center of the foil, lay pineapple slices in an even layer.
- Season both sides of the salmon with salt and pepper and place on top of pineapple slices.
- In a small bowl, whisk together butter, chili sauce, cilantro, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Brush all over salmon fillet.
- Bake until the salmon is cooked through, about 25 minutes. Switch the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes, or until fish is slightly golden. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions and serve with lime wedges.
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