Restaurant-Style Pan-Seared Salmon Recipe

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Amanda Published: May 12, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Restaurant-Style Pan-Seared Salmon

Pan-seared salmon that’s seasoned simply should be on your dinner rotation. The crust is crisp and the inside is still tender and juicy.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4pcssalmon fillets,(6 oz), 1¼ in thick


  1. Season the salmon with the salt and a few grinds of pepper. Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering.

  2. Cook the salmon for about 4 minutes, without moving, skin side up, until golden and crisp. Carefully flip the fillets and reduce the heat to medium.

  3. Continue cooking for 4 to 5 minutes, until desired doneness. Transfer to a platter and serve.


  • Calories: 207.31kcal
  • Fat: 14.79g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.66g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.17g
  • Fiber: 0.07g
  • Sugar: 0.00g
  • Protein: 17.38g
  • Cholesterol: 46.75mg
  • Sodium: 206.14mg
  • Calcium: 8.96mg
  • Potassium: 312.16mg
  • Iron: 0.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.07µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.31mg
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