Presenting a pan seared salmon recipe! Wondering how to cook salmon in a pan? Here you will get the answer! This super quick and easy dish will definitely save your weekly dinner! This recipe brings a detailed tutorial of preparation, with simple steps and simple ingredients. Salmon is an oily fish, great on its own but preparing a couscous, serving it with a salad and topping it with humous makes it even better!
This is the perfect recipe to bring all the family around the table. You do not have to spend much time preparing or cleaning, just enjoying a fabulous meal!
Fresh salmon is better to cook in the pan but you can also use frozen salmon fillets. Follow the package instructions to defrost the fillets correctly.
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Some common questions about this recipe
Is Pan Seared salmon healthy?
Technicaly, yes, salmon is an oily fish and is nutritionally rich. Also, using small amounts of fat to cook the salmon makes it a better option compared to fried fishs.
How to do Pan Seared Salmon?
You just need a non-sticking pan, some olive oil, salmon, salt and pepper. Of course, there are many ways to season and cook salmon but here I present you a simple and efficient way. The pan needs to be really hot before you place the fish in, so you can sear all sides, preserving the liquids inside. As soon as all sides are seared, reduce the heat and let the salmon cook completely. You can season the fish before cooking it or just before serving.
What goes with Pan Seared Salmon?
Many sides can be perfect! Try it with rice, seasoned couscous, potatoes, courgette, roasted tomatoes and much more!
Here comes the preparation!
Cover couscous with water, and set aside for at least 10 minutes. Then season with salt and pepper.
Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
Cook salmon, searing all the sides. When all sides are completely seared, reduce the heat to cook completely.
Top couscous with salmon fillets and serve with a salad!
Pan Seared Salmon with Couscous
- 2 Salmon Fillets fresh
- 3/4 cup Couscous
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Salad to taste
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Cover couscous with water, and set aside for at least 10 minutes. Then season with salt and pepper.
- Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste.
- Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
- Cook salmon, searing all the sides. When all sides are completely seared, reduce the heat to cook completely.
- Top couscous with salmon fillets and serve with a salad!