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easy pan seared salmon
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Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

This easy pan seared salmon only needs a couple pantry ingredients and 10-minutes, which makes this recipe perfect for your weeknights.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pan seared salmon, salmon cast iron, skillet salmon
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 lb salmon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika


  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet. Allow it do get really hot
  • With a paper towel pat dry the salmon filet. Season wtih salt, pepper and smoked paprika
  • Cook the salmon skin side up for about 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Turn the salmon skin side down and sear for 4 to 5 minutes more.
  • Transfer to a plater and if desired splash a few drops of lemon juice and serve.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 1117mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg