Perfect Pan-Seared Salmon | Tuesday's Tip of the Day!
As we near warmer months and crave healthy, lean cooking, understanding the key components to perfectly pan seared salmon should be of upmost priority! Let me quickly walk you through the basics…
- Selecting: I always recommend purchasing wild caught salmon which, lucky us, is at its prime during the summer months! Farm raised salmon may look good, and better than wild caught when salmon is out of season, but its entire life has been manipulated in such a way to yield the “perfect” outcome. I don’t know about you, but I would prefer to not have a diet grown by science in a “lab” or “tank”. If wild caught doesn’t look good (slimy or mushy), do your body good by opting for a different protein or fish instead. You wouldn’t buy rotten bananas, now would you?
- Storing: Make sure you cook the salmon the day of or after purchase! Store on the bottom shelf of your fridge to prevent cross contamination and away from your eggs as the smell (which it shouldn’t, by the way) doesn’t become infused with a fishy aroma.
- Cooking: After seasoning your salmon – typically salt and pepper – generously oil your salmon fillets and not your pan! This way, you know the entire fillet has been evenly coated and will obtain that gorgeous GBD (golden brown and delicious) sear. Remember, color = flavor so take the time to ensure a golden brown crust. Always start salmon presentation side down (making contact with the pan)! When salmon has finished searing, flip and transfer (presentation side up) to a wire rack inserted in a baking sheet. Place in a preheated 425ºF oven allowing the center of the fish to finish cooking through, approximately 2 minutes for medium. Cover with foil and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving!
- Recipes: Now that you have the key ingredients to perfectly pan seared salmon, invite your friends and family over and try one of my many salmon recipes! From simple pan seared salmon with citrus relish, to green curry salmon with black rice, I have you covered!
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