Salt & Pepper Salmon

10 Feb


This is a very simple recipe. My beau is not a big fish and seafood fan, and we all know salmon can have a strong flavor. This preparation is delicious and the fishiness is not overpowering. You may use fillets with or without skin – see below.

Time: 15 minutes            Serves: 2

  • 2 salmon fillets (about 6-8oz each)
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp+ olive oil
  • if your Salmon still has skin, 1tbsp butter

How to make it

  • Skinless Fillets

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon with salt &pepper. Cook about 4-6 minutes, then turn and season again with salt & pepper. Cook another 4-6 minutes (or until reaches your desired level of doneness).
  • Fillets w/Skin

  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Season with salt & pepper. Rub 1/2 tablespoons butter on the skin side of each fillet. Add the salmon to the pan, skin-side down. To get super crispy skin, cook the salmon almost to completion, about 6 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook until flesh side is nicely seared, 1 to 2 minutes.

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