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Pan-Fried Wild Salmon Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Pan-Fried Wild Salmon

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"This is a simple way to prepare tasty wild salmon!"

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Directions

  1. Rinse the salmon fillets and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels; season with sea salt.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 20 mins
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Jan 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.

 
Nov 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!

 
Jan 22, 2012

I made this last night and it was good, quick and easy. Very simple way to get dinner on the table quick.

 
Aug 19, 2012

I like to coat with honey and sesame seeds, and marinade in soy sauce, before pan frying with sesame oil

 
Apr 16, 2013

You just gotta love the simplicity.

 
Feb 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!

 
Oct 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...

 
Aug 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.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 18.1 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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