Pan Seared Salmon Fillets

Serves 2


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 (7-ounce) salmon fillets, skin-on
  • Coarse salt
  • Caper-Lemon Butter, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat a medium ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  2. Pat salmondry with paper towels. Season the flesh-side of the salmon with salt.
  3. When the oil is hot, add salmon skin-side down. Sear until the skin is golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn and transfer to oven and cook until a cake tester or tip of a paring knife is just warm to the touch when inserted into the middle of the salmon; about 5 minutes for medium-rare and 9 minutes for fully cooked through.
  5. Let rest for 2 minutes and serve immediately topped with a pat of butter.