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Perfectly Seared Salmon
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4 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.
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Searing fish is easier than you think! Have simple yet decadent salmon, done in minutes.
10MINS
Total Time
$2.97
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
1
US / Metric
Salmon Fillet
1
Salmon Fillet
about 1-inch thick
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 pinch
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Vegetable Oil
3 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
495
Fat
45.8 g
Protein
23.0 g
Carbs
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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 in) dry with a paper towel.
step 1 Heat your pan over medium heat WITHOUT OIL. As the pan heats up, pat the Salmon Fillet (1 in) dry with a paper towel.
step 2
Add Vegetable Oil (3 Tbsp). Don't be afraid to add more if you are using a large pan.
step 2 Add Vegetable Oil (3 Tbsp). Don't be afraid to add more if you are using a large pan.
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 Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 pinch). Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
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 Freshly Ground Black Pepper (1 pinch). Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
step 4
Flip the Salmon Fillet (1) cook for another 3 minutes for medium rare.
step 4 Flip the Salmon Fillet (1) cook for another 3 minutes for medium rare.
step 5
Serve and enjoy!
step 5 Serve and enjoy!
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Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Date Night
Fish
Healthy
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Salmon
Seafood
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