Pan fried salmon fillet recipe

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Learn how to pan fry salmon with our step by step video on how to make perfect pan fried salmon that's ready in just 5 minutes

Pan fried salmon fillet
Serves2
SkillEasy
Total Time10 mins

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.

Ingredients

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

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Method

  1. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan until hot.
  3. Place the salmon in the pan, skin side down, and fry for 3 minutes until crisp.
  4. 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 (opens in new tab) 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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