Baked Salmon Recipe & Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

Baked Salmon Recipe & Pan Seared Salmon Recipe with Step by Step Pictures.

Salmon is a great choice for a healthy diet. It’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Salmon is full of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B12, potassium and selenium. Salmon is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which have numerous health benefits.

This easy, healthy baked and pan seared salmon recipe is a quick lunch/dinner that takes less than 30 minutes. It’s one of my all time favorite food which can be served with some grilled veggies or rice.

I am going to show step wise/detailed version of how to make baked salmon using oven and pan seared salmon using cast iron skillet!

I’d say that this particular baked salmon version is one of the meals that I prepare most frequently for my family. It’s my easy go to, whenever I feel like we need something nutritious. It’s really easy to make and a healthier option too.

For pan seared version cast iron skillet works best or you can use any other wide pan too. The cast iron skillet gives some extra flavor to the recipe! I personally love to cook in my cast iron skillet!

Serving Suggestions: This salmon can be served with baked asparagus, green beans, potatoes. You can also serve the salmon over some flavored rice. It’s a complete meal and very healthy too!

There are so many different ways to prepare salmon – it can be baked, grilled, broiled, pan seared, steamed. The best recipe for the fish is baked salmon, especially when there is a flavorful marinade involved!

Choose a Salmon Fillet with the Skin On! It tastes the best when it’s with the skin!

CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Preparation Time5 Minutes
Cooking Time15 Minutes
Serving Size3 ppl
ingredientsquantity
Salmon Fillets3
Garlic Powder2 tsp
Paprika Powder 2 tsp
Black Pepper Powder2 tsp
Olive Oil 2 tbsp
SaltTo Taste

How to make Baked salmon recipe & pan seared salmon recipe with step by step pictures:

Ingredients (Refer table for exact measurements)

How to Bake Salmon?

step – 1
Seasoning the salmon

Bring the salmon to room temperature: If your salmon fillets are in the Refrigerator/freezer, let your fillets rest out on the counter for 15 – 30 minutes, until they come to the room temperature. This will help with even cooking.

Seasoning: Dry the fillets on all sides using paper towels. Brush some oil on the baking tray. Then place the salmon skin side down on a baking tray. Sprinkle evenly all the required seasonings such as garlic powder, paprika, pepper and salt. Rub the dry seasonings evenly all over the fish. Brush with some olive oil on all sides of the fish.

Step – 2
Baking the salmon

Bake: Pre heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the Salmon for about 12 – 15 minutes. You can also test it by inserting a fork or a knife into the salmon and check whether it is fully cooked.

Transfer to a plate and serve it hot: Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the salmon to a serving plate. You can squeeze some lemon juice. It’s optional. You can serve it hot with some baked veggies of your choice or serve the salmon over some flavored rice.

How to make a pan seared salmon using a cast iron skillet?

Step – 1
seasoning the salmon

Bring the salmon to room temperature: If your salmon fillets are in the Refrigerator/freezer, let your fillets rest out on the counter for 15 – 30 minutes, until they have come to room temperature. This will help even with even cooking.

Seasoning: Dry the fillets on all sides using paper towels. Brush some oil on the baking tray. Then place the salmon skin side down on a baking tray. Sprinkle evenly all the required seasonings such as garlic powder, paprika, pepper and salt. Rub the dry seasonings evenly all over the fish. Brush with some olive oil on all sides of the fish.

step – 2
cooking pan seared Salmon using cast iron skillet
  • Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet/ any large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Place the salmon fillet in the pan. Cover and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Carefully flip the salmon. Cover and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some oil if needed. Let it cook until its done.
  • Transfer it to a serving plate and serve hot with some veggies or flavored rice.


Enjoy!!!
Please do try this recipe and share it with your family and friends! I would love to hear what you think if you try this recipe. Just post a comment in the recipe below. Tag me on Instagram @sweetkaaramcoffee if you make this, or any of my other recipes, I’ll re-share on my stories.

Notes:

  • The oven should be pre heated before you bake the Salmon fillets.
  • To get the best golden brown crust on your fish, you’ll want to make sure your pan is hot and that the salmon fillets are patted dry before they are added to the pan. Let your salmon cook undisturbed for about 5 minutes for the best results.
  • I like to use wild salmon when possible.
  • Be sure not to overcook your fish. This typically takes about 5 – 7 minutes per side for an average sized salmon fillet.
  • Serve your salmon over rice. I also add a baked or pan roasted green vegetables on the side such as asparagus, green beans or potatoes.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sujitha says:

    Love your presentation and detailed procedure

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karthigha says:

      Thank you 😊

      Like

  2. Angela Steffi says:

    Wow !! Looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karthigha says:

      Thank you so much steffi 😊

      Like

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