Surefire Salmon

Surefire Salmon

Serves 4

Deliciously simple, almost foolproof and ready in 10 minutes: what more could you ask for? This is a great introduction on cooking salmon for novices, but it's also a good basic recipe that invites more complex toppings: salsas, sauces or herb butters.

  • 2 teaspoons safflower oil
  • 4 pieces salmon fillet (5 to 6 ounces each), skin on
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, Juice of
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Heat safflower oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon with salt and pepper; add skin-side up to pan. Sear until browned on the bottom and salmon no longer sticks to pan, 2 to 3 minutes. Use a spatula to turn salmon and sear other side until the skin is browned and the salmon reaches desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes for medium. Remove salmon from skillet; drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with lemon juice and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 32g protein
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