Pan Seared Salmon is easy to make with pantry staples, and it tastes like you would eat in a restaurant. But you can make it at home in a fraction of time. It is truly a great method that will be a keeper, because this really takes any salmon over the top delicious.
Is Salmon better with butter or olive oil?
I use them both and that makes the result so flavorful. You don’t miss on the rich and savory flavor from olive oil. At the same time the buttery flavor (I use non dairy butter) is on point and adds another layering of richness.
You can of course use butter or oil, but it tastes with both in the most delicious way.
Is salmon better baked or seared?
Baked salmon is easy, fast and taste amazing, but seared salmon is a way to make everything really flavorful and you wouldn’t expect how simple can taste so good.
Searing gives everything a crispy texture and the whole salmon is really is done in under 30 minutes. Once you learn the basics, you have a keeper. Tastes great alone or served with other delicious things.
What to serve with Pan Seared Salmon
How do you not overcook salmon?
Pan searing, and that is what we do, is the quickest and one of tastiest ways. As you can in my recipe directions it comes together fast.
Really takes just 3 minutes per side, and it is completely done in 6 minutes for both sides. The texture is on point and nothing is overcooked or not done. In the final result you have a crispy pan seared salmon that taste just great.
Do you sear both sides on salmon?
It is important to cook both sides of salmon, so you have an amazing texture which is properly cooked on both sides.
What you need for this Pan Seared Salmon Recipe
Vegan salmon comes in filets and you can use any salmon that you like and want.
As mentioned before, the combination of dairy free butter and olive oil is what brings all the amazing flavors in no time. Savory and buttery at the same time. Really good and always delicious.
Lemon juice adds a little tang and absolutely fresh flavor. That is truly the an ingredient what do a lot of for the final result.
Garlic and parsley are here for lots and of flavors, so good.
How to make Pan Seared Salmon
First step is drying the salmon filets. They should be on room temperature. Pat them dry using a paper towel, then season them with a pinch of salt and pepper. Don’t skip the seasoning, because it will give the salmon a good amount of flavor.
In a pan on medium heat, add butter and oil. Wait until hot, then give the salmon filets to the pan with the side down, do that from each side for around 3 minutes.
Add garlic, lemon juice and finally parsley to the pan. Turn down to medium heat to low heat and cook everything for 1 minute. Serve and enjoy.
Tips and tricks
Leftovers of Pan Seared Salmon are delicious for 3 days. Store properly in the fridge in a container with a lid on top. Slowly reheat.
Keep in mind for searing salmon to make sure the salmon gets proper contact with your pan. The sides can cook better like that.
If not, use a little pressure and press them on the pan surface with a spatula.
Other recipes to try
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- Bread Dipping Oil
- Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Sausage Patties
- Peri Peri Sauce
- Japanese Curry
- Tomato Soup
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Pan Seared Salmon
Pan Seared Salmon is easy to make with pantry staples, and it taste like you would eat in a restaurant. But you can make it at home in a fraction of time. It is truly a great method that will be a keeper, because this really takes any salmon over the top delicious.
- 14 oz vegan salmon
- 1 Tbs dairy free butter
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbs parsley
- salt, pepper to taste
- Salmon should be on room temperature. Pat the filets dry with a paper towel and season them with a pinch salt and pepper. This will give the salmon a good amount of flavor.
- To cook the salmon, heat a pan and add in butter and oil. Wait until hot.
- Put salmon filets one side down, and fry them for 3 minutes. Flip over and do the same.
- Finally, pour over the lemon juice, add garlic and parsley to your pan. Turn down to medium to low heat and cook everything for around 1 minute, then serve.
- Leftovers are great for around 3 days. Properly stored in the fridge in a container with a lid on top. Reheat slowly.
- Searing salmon to make sure the salmon gets proper contact with your pan so the sides can cook better. If not, use a little pressure and press them on the pan surface with a spatula or fork.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 filet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g