Simple Pan Fried Salmon

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“The cooking times are for salmon cut into approximately 1.5 inch wide, 1.5 inch thick, and 6 inch long pieces, or a little larger. Cooking time may need to be adjusted for larger or thicker pieces. I usually cook with the skin side down first if it's not possible to cook it with the skin along the side.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle salmon with a moderate to generous amount of salt. Pepper as desired.
  2. Lightly coat salmon in flour on a plate.
  3. Place salmon in heated skillet over medium heat coated with roughly equal parts oil and butter (slightly more butter). It should start cooking at a slow to medium sizzle.
  4. Cover with a lid and cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
  5. Turn salmon, put lid back on, and reduce heat slightly. Cook another 5-7 minutes or until done.
  6. Can remain in pan with lid on and heat off for a little while until ready to serve.

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