This is a simple way to prepare tasty wild salmon!

Peter
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse the salmon fillets and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels; season with sea salt.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Gently lay the salmon into the hot oil with the skin side facing up and cook until the the flesh side is golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes; turn and continue cooking until the skin side is slightly browned, about 5 minutes more. Remove the salmon from the skillet, allowing any oil to drain from the fish back into the pan.

  • Remove the skin from the salmon fillets; fry the skin in the oil remaining in the skillet until crispy, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve the crispy skin with the salmon.

Nutrition Facts

240.8 calories; 18.1 g protein; 0 g carbohydrates; 37.6 mg cholesterol; 195.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
This recipe is perfect if ........A). you don't know how to cook, B). your imagination has dried up, C). your camping, D). you have a really fresh (freshly caught) piece of salmon and you don't want to adulterate it with any diverting seasonings. In my past, I have utilized all categories A to D. I did pan fry my salmon two nights ago, I used salt and pepper, two tablespoons unsalted butter and a splash of sesame oil to the burning (smoking). Served with a rice pilaf, a green salad with a vinaigrette dressing. With a cold crisp white sauvignon, it's a meal to serve a queen! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2019
Pan frying on flesh side for 5 to 7 minutes way too long. Just watch it and turn several times! Read More
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59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2012
This recipe is perfect if ........A). you don't know how to cook, B). your imagination has dried up, C). your camping, D). you have a really fresh (freshly caught) piece of salmon and you don't want to adulterate it with any diverting seasonings. In my past, I have utilized all categories A to D. I did pan fry my salmon two nights ago, I used salt and pepper, two tablespoons unsalted butter and a splash of sesame oil to the burning (smoking). Served with a rice pilaf, a green salad with a vinaigrette dressing. With a cold crisp white sauvignon, it's a meal to serve a queen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2012
Can't get any simpler than this. It works. It's straight forward. Crunchy skin beautifully cooked inside. If all you want is plain salmon this is it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2012
I made this last night and it was good quick and easy. Very simple way to get dinner on the table quick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2013
This is my favourite way to cook salmon! I use rice bran oil (it tolerates higher heat than olive oil) and a little butter. Altho I sort of do it the opposite...cook skin side down for about 7 min. then turn it just to brown the top. Then you don't have to mess around taking the skin off to make "crackle". The crackle is delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2012
I like to coat with honey and sesame seeds and marinade in soy sauce before pan frying with sesame oil Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2013
You just gotta love the simplicity. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2017
I don't like skin, and salmon is just so-so. At least, that I what I thought before I tried this recipe. Oh my! Have I been converted! This recipe makes cooking salmon so simple, so quick, and it comes out SO delicious! And the crispy skin... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. I originally told my kids it was yucky so I could have it to myself, but one of them snuck a bite, and now we all fight over it. We *maybe* ate salmon once a year until I discovered this recipe. Now it's a weekly staple in our home. Oh, and if you forget to thaw out your salmon... we've done that too. It can still be cooked frozen. It just doesn't come out quite as yummy. We have also tried this recipe with lemon pepper seasoning or Garam Masala. It still comes out delish that way too! Btw, if you've never tried Garam Masala, get some , like now. It will change your life. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2012
This is a very simple basic recipe. I think it could be picked up a notch with maybe a little lemon juice perhaps a pinch of onion or garlic powder? I enjoyed it more than the rest of my family did - they were diplomatic and ate theirs but didn't want any more... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2012
This was SO easy to make and it tasted as good as any other way I've cooked salmon. Way easier than using the ridged pan I use in the broiler. I love the flavor that sea salt gives salmon. I followed the recipe but did not do the salmon skin. Next time I will. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2019
Pan frying on flesh side for 5 to 7 minutes way too long. Just watch it and turn several times! Read More
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