The Best (& Easiest) Salmon Dishes You’ll Ever Make

  • The Best (and Easiest) Crispy Salmon Recipe

    So many of my friends shy away from cooking fish because they think it's complicated. In fact, it couldn't be simpler.

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    Servings: 4


    • olive oil: 1 tablespoon
    • salt: 1/2 teaspoon
    • black pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
    • skin-on salmon fillets (preferably wild-caught): 4 pieces (I usually buy 5-6 ounce pieces, about 2-3 inches in thickness)
    • lemon wedges, for serving: optional


    Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Step 2: Heat a large oven safe skillet over high heat. While pan is preheating, pat dry each piece of salmon with a paper towel. Brush fish evenly on both sides with olive oil and season flesh side with salt and pepper.

    Step 3: Place fish into pan, flesh side down and allow to sear for approximately 4-5 minutes. Use a thin metal spatula to loosen the fish from the pan but do not force. If the fish isn't budging, wait a little longer. It will release easily when it's ready. Flip fish to the skin side and pop it into the preheated oven.

    Cook for about 10-12 minutes for well-done or 8-10 for rare. If you want a more rare piece, remove the salmon at 8 minutes.

    Serve alongside rice and your favorite vegetable. Enjoy!