How to pan-sear salmon, perfectly!

perfectly pan-seared salmon

Pan-seared salmon happens every week in my house! It looks impressive, but it’s so easy, fool-proof (unless you walk away and forget about it), and takes less than 10 minutes.

I think that a lot of people who think they dislike salmon actually dislike overcooked salmon, because it’s so often served that way. Try it like this, and I think you’ll make a salmon-hater into a salmon-lover.

It’s easier to demonstrate than explain, so here’s a short video, in mostly real-time (other than letting the pan preheat).

Ways to serve salmon

Pan-seared salmon is also crazy versatile.

It’s delicious as a standalone entree, either plain, or topped with a sauce such as chimichurri, pesto, guacamole, or fruit salsa. (The right image below is actually grilled, but the concept is the same.)

pan-seared salmon, entree


But I also love it…



On salad. With a balsamic dressing, or citrus dressing.


pan-seared salmon on zoodles

On zoodles.


pan-seared salmon on stir-fry

Or over a quick stir-fry.

How do you like salmon?

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How to perfectly pan-sear salmon to fall-apart tender, in less than 10 minutes. Video with clear explanation!


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