This pan seared salmon recipe is a simple and so useful to have in your back pocket. It is a perfect standard protein for quick weeknight meals, lunches for work or even for special occasions. With a few ingredients and a few minutes delicious salmon could be the answer to your hunger question. Salmon pairs well with so many dishes and this recipe yields a salmon that is flavorful yet versatile enough to add to other dishes such as salads and other veggie side dishes. It’s also a winner with numerous health benefits including being rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, an excellent source of protein, high in B vitamins and antioxidants.
Pat dry salmon fillets then drizzle with lemon juice.
Sprinkle the fillets with salt, pepper and paprika and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add oil. When oil appears to be hot gently place the salmon fillets in the skillet with the skin side facing up. Gently press into each fillet with the back of a spatula intermittently while it cooks, allowing an even surface layer to crisp, approximately 4 minutes. Flip each fillet over and repeat the process of gently pressing the spatula into the fillet allowing the skin side to crisp, about 3 minutes.
Add butter to the skillet, allowing it to melt and quickly baste the salmon. Remove from skillet, top with herbs and serve immediately.
Although the instructions are for pan frying, this recipe can be easily translated to an outdoor grill or BBQ pit. The same cooking times apply. This salmon is also a perfect add into a leafy green salad.
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3 thoughts on “Pan Seared Salmon”
Oh, wow! I really miss seafood ever since going veggie. This looks so good and reminds me of the days I used to really cherish eating salmon. Looks flaky and divine!
Wow! The color on this Salmon is phenomenal! This looks amazing!
The simplicity of salmon cannot be beat. This looks delicious!