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Try Our Recipe for Pan Fried Salmon

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Pan Fried Salmon

Looking for an incredible recipe for Pan Fried Salmon? Our recipe for this delicious seared King Salmon will absolutely have your family raving. It is a Pacific North West favorite and one of our #1 dishes that we prepare regularly.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Inactive 10 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 310 kcal


  • 4 5 ounce center-cut salmon fillets (about 1-inch-thick) skin on or off
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 sprinkle kosher salt and pepper mix


  • Bring the salmon to room temperature 10 minutes before cooking. 
  • Warm a large nonstick skillet with oil over medium-low heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high. Place the salmon, skin-side up in the pan. Cook until golden brown on 1 side, about 4 minutes. Turn the fish over with a spatula, and cook until it feels firm to the touch and the skin is crisp if desired, about 3 minutes more. 
  • The skin can be served or removed easily with a knife or spoon. 
  • Transfer to a plate and serve as desired.


Serving suggestions: honey mustard, horseradish mashed potatoes, mesclun greens.
Keyword pan fried salmon, pan seared salmon, salmon

Try our delicious Recipe for Pan Fried Salmon tonight with your family. This inspired dish is a Pacific Northwest favorite. The Salmon is the King of Portland. Consequently many local restaurants use a variation of this very same recipe. While Treasure of the Sea is known far and wide for it’s selection of Cold Smoked Salmon, we also love it Pan Fried. Hence, when we have company over we frequently cook this very same dish.

Find out for yourself why our recipe for Pan Fried Salmon is the tastiest dish you’ll have for dinner all year. Our readers and patrons swear by this dish. Along with a list of complimentary side dishes for Salmon, you’ll be set. Furthermore, Salmon is one of the healthiest dishes you can eat. Consequently, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your family is eating right.

If you’ve been searching for a great recipe for pan fried salmon, look no further. A delight in the Pacific Northwest for generations, Salmon is easy to prepare. Follow our easy list of ingredients. We’ve listed instructions and provided step-by-step procedures on how to prepare this dish. A large portion of King Salmon is enough to prepare a full size meal for your family following our easy guide. Read this next article for some great sides to go with Salmon.

Written by: Treasures of the Sea

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