Pan Fried Salmon

Pan Fried Salmon

Pan-fried salmon is a delicious and healthy dish that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a fancy dinner party entrée, pan fried salmon is sure to impress!

The beauty of pan-fried salmon is that it's incredibly versatile. It can be seasoned with a variety of spices and herbs or served with a range of sauces and sides. You can also vary the cooking time and temperature to achieve the perfect level of doneness, depending on your preference.

When cooking pan-fried salmon, it's important to start with high-quality fish. Look for fresh or superfrozen salmon that has been sustainably sourced, either wild or from a high quality salmon farm like our Ora King Salmon or Bakkafrost Salmon. This will not only ensure that you're getting the best flavor and texture, but also that you're supporting responsible fishing practices.

One of the best things about pan fried salmon is that it's a healthy option. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain health and overall wellness. It's also a great source of protein, vitamin D, and other essential nutrients.

Pan Fried Salmon with Pomegranate

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets (skin on)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the marinade. Place the salmon fillets in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, making sure they are coated on both sides. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and sliced red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions are slightly softened.
  3. Add the asparagus to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes until they are tender but still slightly crisp. Remove the asparagus and onions from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Remove the salmon fillets from the marinade and pat them dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the salmon fillets to the skillet, skin side down. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the skin is crispy and golden brown.
  6. Flip the salmon over and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.
  7. To serve, place the salmon fillets on a platter and top with the cooked red onions and asparagus. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.

This pan fried salmon recipe is a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. The salmon is marinated in a sweet and tangy sauce that complements the earthy flavors of the asparagus and the sharpness of the red onion. The pomegranate seeds add a pop of color and a burst of sweetness to the dish.

Overall, this dish is not only delicious but also healthy, as salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, while asparagus is packed with vitamins and minerals. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, but also elegant enough to serve at a dinner party.

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