Pan Fried Salmon

This Pan Fried Salmon has crisp skin and moist, tender flesh. It only takes salt and pepper to prepare this fresh salmon fillet.

The cooking time will vary with the fillets thickness.

Pan fried salmon

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp butter (or olive oil)
  • 4 salmon fillets or salmon steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet with butter over medium-high heat.
  • Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon (skin side down) in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until fish turns golden brown.
  • Carefully turn the salmon over with spatula and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • As soon as the fish is ready, transfer it to a flat plate and serve as desired.
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1 thought on “Pan Fried Salmon

  1. I thought you always cooked salmon skin side down for crispness then turn over to cook the rest maybe 1 min

5 from 4 votes (4 ratings without comment)

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