Pan Seared Salmon
Pan Seared Salmon is my go-to for throwing together a quick weeknight meal that is both healthy and delicious. Pair with some rice and oven Roasted Green Beans for a full family meal that is on the table in 20 minutes.
Salmon is one of those foods that just makes you feel good eating. With all the health benefits associated with salmon, it’s no wonder why.
Reasons you should put salmon in your healthy diet:
- Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids have a wide range of health benefits from managing heart disease and lowering blood pressure just to start.
- Salmon is rich in protein.
- High in the B vitamins which play a role in your body from head to toe.
- Good source of potassium.
- Contains the antioxidant, Astaxanthin, which benefits the heart, brain and skin.
Pan Seared Salmon
Today, I am just sharing how I pan sear salmon with some olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. You can take this basic recipe and create all kinds of different flavors from it. Make a creamy sauce, add herbs or honey or brown sugar. There are so many possibilities. Let me know what your favorite flavor combinations are in the comments below.
Also check out Lemon Garlic Salmon for a recipe to bake in the oven.
Pan Seared Salmon is my go-to for throwing together a quick weekinight meal that is both healthy and delicious.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 pound salmon
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Heat a large non-stick pan on the stove top to a medium heat.
Cut your salmon into 4 equal portions. Leave skin on and remove any bones.
Salt and pepper each side.
Once the pan is hot, drizzle olive oil in pan followed by your salmon placing it skin side up first. Cook for 3 minutes.
Flip the salmon and cook another 4 minutes.
Squeeze a lemon wedge over each portion and serve.
The skin is kept in the salmon. You can easily remove it before serving or serve with skin on.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop