perfectly crisped salmon

plated-crisped-salmon-with-greensCan I get a… yeaaaaasssss?  It’s as tasty as it looks.  It’s like the pretty girl that is a neurosurgeon.

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The holidays in all their grandeur and splendor can leave us craving something healthy.  Perhaps our brains are friend from egg nog, perhaps our limps heavy from, I don’t know, cake.  Let the omega-3’s in this perfectly crisped salmon transport you back to health without breaking the yummy eating pattern.

Here is a no-fail salmon recipe… not exclusive to post-holiday recovery. 😉

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perfectly crisped salmon

Serves 4
Prep time 3 minutes
Cook time 7 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Allergy Fish
Dietary Corn Free, Dairy Free, Diabetic, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Soy Free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 1lb salmon (bones removed, cut into 4 steaks)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons high heat oil

Directions

Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit.  Rinse and thoroughly pat dry salmon.  Season with salt and pepper.
Step 2 Heat oil over high heat in large, oven-proof saute’ pan.  (Large enough so that each piece of salmon can fry without touching.  If one pan is not large enough, use two.  Avoid Teflon.)  Once oil is hot, but not smoking, drop salmon filets, skin-side down.  Sauté about 2 minutes, or until bottom is loose from pan and crisped golden brown.  Flip filets, and sear for about 45 seconds, or until top flesh just starts to turn opaque.  Pop entire pan in the oven, and cook for another 4 minutes for medium-well, or longer for well-done.

Step 3 Remove from oven, let sit one minute, and serve with a baked potato of choice or rice, and a salad.

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