Friday, April 13, 2012

Perfectly Seared Salmon

I learned this technique from Barefoot.  It really is perfect and it's seriously foolproof.

We get these huge bags of salmon filets from Sam's a few times a year and this is my favorite way to fix it.

My toddlers fight over the last bites.

And I feel so good because I'm feeding them salmon, which is full of Omega-3s. Whatever those are.

So you need a really hot skillet.

Just like this one.

And you need some salmon that you seasoned heavily on both sides with salt and pepper.

Cook it in some olive oil for only three minutes.

Flip it over and put it in the oven for five to seven minutes...

And there it is.  Simply perfect.  Seared on the outside, moist and perfectly cooked inside.  Full of Omega-3s.

And you have the option of serving it with awesome mango salsa...just sayin'.

Perfectly Seared Salmon

Salmon filets, about 1 1/2 inches thick
Kosher Salt
Olive Oil

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat until very hot.  Add about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Season the salmon generously on both sides with salt and pepper.  Place the salmon in the skillet and cook on one side for three minutes.  Flip the salmon and immediately place it - in the skillet - into a 400 degree oven.  Roast for 5-7 minutes, until desired doneness.  Allow the salmon to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

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