How to Cook Salmon on Stove Top

Salmon is a great meal to make at home.  It’s healthy.  It’s light in calories.  And it’s delicious.  Most of us just like to put salmon on a tray and place it in the oven.  I personally like it that way, but love it when I pan fry it in a seasoned and delicious pan.  Here’s my recipe I just cooked tonight!

Ingredients you’ll need:
– A good sized piece of Wild Salmon (a general rule is 1/2 lb per person)
– 1 onion
– 1 clove of garlic
– 1 lemon
– High Heat Oil
– Salt and Pepper

  1. Start with a good non-stick pan and place it on the stove top on medium heat.  Pour some high-heat safe oil in the pan, and let it warm up.
  2. Let’s prepare the salmon.  Take it out of the wrapping and place on some aluminum foil (like above) and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.  You can use some lemon like I did, but it’s not necessary.
  3. While the salmon is warming up to room temperature and the pan is heating up, dice up half an onion and a garlic clove and throw it in the pan.
  4. Let that saute for a bit.  Cook in the pan until onions are translucent and soft.
  5. Scoot some onions and garlic to the side and place the salmon presentation side down (so skin up if yours has skin).
  6. Let cook for 4-5 minutes.  I love how people say to cook something a certain time.  I believe that all stove tops are different so just cook until you can see the salmon turn white about half way through.  You’ll see the salmon get more and more opaque from the bottom up.  Once you notice that, it’s time to flip!
  7. Flip the fish and cook another 3-4 minutes.  Again, just make sure it looks opaque.  After about 4 minutes, I usually turn the heat down and cover while I prepare all of the other sides.
  8. After you prepare all of the sides, it’s time to plate.
  9. Enjoy!

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