Simple Skillet Cooked Salmon Recipe

This salmon is flaky, moist, melt in your mouth delicious and yet so very easy to make.

Simple Skillet Cooked Salmon

* 1 salmon fillet from your seafood deli. (I chose a large one, about 14 oz)
* 2 Tbsp olive oil
* 1 Tbsp butter
* 1 Tbsp Blackened Seasoning, I use Old Bay.

What to do

1. I cut my salmon into two equal (roughly 7 oz each) portions, leaving the skin on I rubbed olive oil over the whole of each piece of salmon.

2. Next, sprinkle about 1 Tbsp of Blackened Seasoning over the top (non skin) of the fish.

3. Heat your skillet over medium heat and melt the butter in the skillet.

4. Place each fillet skin side down in your skillet. Cook for about 4-6 minutes, or until you can see that the lower 1/2 of the fish has turned ‘white’.

5. Flip the fish over and cook until the ‘white’ meets. This indicates the salmon is thoroughly cooked. The salmon will flake away when touched with a fork.

This is simple and delicious and so moist.

  • You could use any seasoning blend you wanted, we just love blackened salmon, but a lemon pepper or a simple garlic and red pepper would be wonderful, too.

I served this with steamed asparagus. One bunch of asparagus washed. I put it in my steamer, topped with 1 Tbsp butter, divided and about 5 shakes of my salt/pepper/garlic seasoning. I steamed it until it was just crisp tender and oh my word y’all, this meal was fabulous! Light, satisfying and full of all those good nutrients, and omegas and stuff.

For years I have shied away from fresh fish, no longer. It is delicious, easy and there are so many different ways to make each dish unique.

What do you think?