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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Pan-Seared Salmon

Life has been pretty crazy around here lately. Work has been hectic, Tony has been working long hours as well as beginning another semester at the University, and things just never seem to settle down. With the busyness that has engulfed our lives, things no doubt seem to get pushed aside. Unfortunately, one of those things has been our home-cooked meals and healthy snacks. No, we definitely don't always eat as healthy as we should, but it's been pretty bad the last couple weeks.

We were finally able to have a night this week to make a meal that consisted of more than sandwiches or something horribly processed pulled from the freezer. We decided on a simple pan-seared salmon (since we still don't have a grill) and paired it with some steamed asparagus and baked garlic potato wedges (click here for that yummy recipe!).

If you are using frozen fillets, start by making sure your salmon is thawed completely.
Place a paper towel on a plate or cutting board.

Set your fillets on top and gently dab them to remove excess moisture.

Generously sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Set aside.

Heat your frying pan over medium heat.

Add about 1 tablespoon olive oil.

(The pan should be nice and hot at this point.)
Carefully place your salmon in the pan and lest rest.
Don't move it, so that it gets a nice sear.

After about 3-6 minutes (depending on size of fillets), carefully flip them over.

Cook another 3-6 minutes.
{Be sure to follow package directions if you have them. The fillets should be tender and flaky when done.}

We served it along with some fresh lemon wedges to squeeze over the top.
I think this is officially my new favorite way to cook salmon. For now anyway. :)

If you are interested in some more ways to cook fish, take a look at these. :)

1 comment:

  1. I don't even like salmon but this picture makes me want to try it again! Looks incredible!!


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