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Perfectly Seared Salmon

5 INGREDIENTS • 5 STEPS • 10MINS

Perfectly Seared Salmon

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Searing fish is easier than you think! Have simple yet decadent salmon, done in minutes. Serve with Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese for a great full meal.
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Searing fish is easier than you think! Have simple yet decadent salmon, done in minutes. Serve with Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese for a great full meal.
10MINS
Total Time
$7.94
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
1
us / metric
Mac and Cheese
2 cups
Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese
Salmon Fillet
1
Salmon Fillet
about 1-inch thick
Vegetable Oil
3 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
787
Fat
60.0 g
Protein
35.4 g
Carbs
29.3 g
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Author's Notes

Make sure you have a fish spatula handy. It has more bend than a normal metal spatula which enables you to get under a delicate piece of fish more easily.
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step 1
Heat your pan over medium heat WITHOUT OIL. As the pan heats up, pat the Salmon Fillet (1) dry with a paper towel. When searing or sautéing, you usually should heat your pan before adding any fat.
step 2
Add Vegetable Oil (3 Tbsp). Don't be afraid to add more if you are using a large pan. No need to worry, extra oil in the pan only ensures even cooking. The fish will not absorb this extra oil.
step 3
Immediately after adding the oil, lay the skin-side of the salmon fillet down away from you. Season the top with Kosher Salt (1 pinch) and Ground Black Pepper (1 pinch). Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Laying the fillet away from you makes sure you do not splash yourself with hot oil.
step 4
Flip the fillet and cook for another 3 minutes for medium rare. If you are having trouble getting the salmon skin off the bottom to flip, it is not ready to flip!
step 5
Serve with Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese (2 cups) and enjoy!
step 5 Serve with Bob Evans Macaroni & Cheese (2 cups) and enjoy!
Tags
Fish
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Seafood
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