Pan Fried Salmon

with crispy skin

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 29 days ago

Crispy salmon skin is delicious, but it takes a lot of patience. Learn how to cook that skin to crispy perfection.

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What you will need

1 salmon filet

Salt and pepper as needed

olive oil

How to cook

1

Remove scales

Scrape away the scales. They make tools for scaling fish, but I usually just scrape them away with a paring knife.

2

Trim

Remove any extra bones or loose scales. You can even rince the fillet in salt water if you like. I like to slice off the fatty chunks. They taste good, but might look kinda funny. Up to you if you wanna keep it on.

3

Season

Season both sides of the fillet with salt and pepper.

4

Seer salmon, skin-side down

In hot olive oil over medium heat, carefully place the salmon, skin-side down. Press to make sure the skin is in contact with the pan. After a couple of minutes, give it a shake to release from the pan. Let it fry for about 12 minutes.

5

Flip

Be patient. But when the skin is really crispy and golden brown, flip it over.

6

Cook the opposite side

Similarly, let the salmon fry for about 10 minutes, until it has a nice, golden brown crust.

7

Remove from heat

If you've patiently browned both sides of the fillet, chances are that it is done cooking. Set it aside to rest for a few.

8

Serve

You can see through the side of the fillet in the photo, that this piece is nicely cooked, with a little pink in the middle. As it sits for a few minutes, it will continue to cook through.

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