Pan fried salmon fillet recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
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  • Pan fried salmon fillet is a light and healthy option, that’s easily cooked in just five minutes. Watch our tips for making pan fried salmon in our step-by-step video. 

    Packed with omega-3 and high in protein, pan fried salmon is a wholesome weekday dinner that’s filling and delicious. Simply season and cook for a couple of minutes on each side in the pan. Then serve, with all the gorgeous buttery pan juices, alongside new potatoes, rice or a fresh summer salad.


    • 2 x 175g salmon fillets, skin on
    • salt and freshly ground pepper
    • 1 tsp oil


    • Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

    • Heat the oil in a pan until hot.

    • Place the salmon in the pan, skin side down, and fry for 3 minutes until crisp.

    • Turn the salmon over and cook for 2 minutes until almost cooked through.

    Tips for making pan fried salmon fillet:

    To check salmon is cooked perfectly, simply press down on the top of the fillet with your finger or a fork. The salmon’s flesh should flake and fall apart easily. Whilst the white lines (fish fat) is another indicator that it’s fully cooked.

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