Fried Salmon Recipe

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Pat Modified: August 23, 2021
Fried Salmon Recipe

How To Make Fried Salmon

Ready in just half an hour, savor a flaky and perfectly fried salmon in this 4-ingredient recipe for an incredibly simple and easy dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 27 minutes



  • 4salmon fillets,(5 oz) center-cut, about 1-inch-thick, skin on or off
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • kosher salt and black pepper,freshly ground, to taste


  1. Bring the salmon to room temperature for 10 minutes before cooking.

  2. Warm a large nonstick skillet with oil over medium-low heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high.

  3. Place the salmon, skin-side up in the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes until golden brown on 1 side. Turn the fish over with a spatula, and cook for about 3 minutes more until it feels firm to the touch and the skin is crisp if desired.

  4. Transfer to a plate and serve as desired. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The skin can be served or removed easily with a knife or spoon. 


  • Calories: 886.38kcal
  • Fat: 59.93g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 16.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.77g
  • Fiber: 0.31g
  • Sugar: 0.01g
  • Protein: 80.99g
  • Cholesterol: 217.80mg
  • Sodium: 939.40mg
  • Calcium: 41.50mg
  • Potassium: 1453.75mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 15.44mg
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