Salmon - Seared

This recipe is slightly more work and cleanup than simply broiling salmon, but the golden crust that forms when searing the fish yields a tastier result.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: <= 30 Min to Table, Main Course - Seafood
Author: Catherine Christiano


  • salmon fillet with skin, 6 ounces per serving
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Season salmon with pepper and salt to taste.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add salmon, flesh side down, and sear until a golden brown crust forms, about 3 - 5 minutes. Carefully slide a spatula under illet and turn over. Transfer skillet to oven to finish cooking, approximately 6 to 8 minutes, or until salmon is almost opaque throughout (try to flake with a fork), but still moist. Try not to over cook.


Pairs well with a mixed green salad that includes vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers and a classic Dijon vinaigrette. Other ideas include roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, ratatouille.