Pan-Seared Salmon

Flavorful, easy to make salmon with a simple garlic lemon butter sauce.Seared in a skillet on the stove top and ready in 20 minutes!

Yield: Serves about 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets, skinned (roughly 1 ¼ – 1 ½ pounds)
  •  Canola oil
  •  1 teaspoon paprika
  •  1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  •  ½ teaspoon granulated onion
  •  ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  •  ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  •  Pinch cayenne pepper
  •  1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  •  Mediterranean Salsa Fresca (recipe below)
  •  Toasted Couscous (recipe below)

Cooking Process:

  1. Place the salmon fillets onto a plate or into a large bowl, and drizzle in about 2 tablespoon of the oil; then, sprinkle in the paprika, the granulated garlic and onion, the cumin, coriander, salt, pepper, cayenne and lemon zest, and toss everything gently to coat the fillets evenly and well; allow the salmon to marinate for at least 20 minutes, or even over night.
  2. Place a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat, and drizzle in about 2-3 tablespoons of the oil; once the oil is hot, add in the salmon fillets, and allow them sear on that first side for about 4 minutes, or until a deep, golden-brown; then, flip over and allow them to cook and sear on the other side for about 4 more minutes; remove from skillet.
  3. Serve with seared salmon generously topped with the Mediterranean Salsa Fresca, and a side of Toasted Couscous, if desired.

Mediterranean Salsa Fresca Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup small cherry or sugar tomatoes, quartered
  •  1 small persian cucumber, finely diced
  •  ¼ yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  •  2 tablespoons pitted kalamata olives, diced
  •  2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  •  1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  •  1 teapsoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
  •  ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  •  1 teapsoon lemon juice
  •  Salt
  •  Black pepper

Cooking Process:

  1. Combine all ingredients up to and including the lemon juice in a small bowl, and add a couple of pinches and salt and pepper; mix with a spoon to combine, and serve immediately, or keep covered and in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. Serve with couscous or quinoa.

Pan-Seared Salmon

Bon Appetit!

 

Pan-Seared Salmon