This Pan Seared Salmon has a robustly crispy skin and moist interior, just like at the restaurant. A moist, juicy piece of salmon with a robustly crispy skin is like icing on a cake. It’s truly the perfect contrast to a big fat piece of tender salmon.
This is the ultimate way to enjoy salmon just like they make it at the restaurant, with a golden crispy skin and a moist interior. It’s very easy to make at home!
• Prep time: 5 minutes
• Cook time: 5 minutes
• Yield: Serves 2
• 2 salmon fillets
• avocado oil for searing
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes (3 minutes for gas stoves, 5 for electric).
- Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan, about 1-2 tbsp. The oil should shimmer.
- Season the skin of the fish generously with salt, then test your piece of fish by touching the very end of it to the pan. If it makes a hissing sizzling noise, that means the pan is sufficiently hot. Go ahead and lay the fish down in the pan, always away from you so the oil doesn't splash.
- Let the salmon cook for 90% of the time on the skin side. The salmon I get is usually about an inch thick, so I cook it for 5 minutes on the skin side.
- Season the top of the fish with salt, then flip it over to cook for 15-30 seconds on the other side. Serve and Enjoy!
This great family recipe is thanks to fifteen SPATULAS Recipes at https://www.fifteenspatulas.com/how-to-sear-salmon-and-get-the-skin-crispy-like-the-restaurants-do/