Saturday, February 8, 2014

020 - Fast and Easy Pan Seared Salmon!

Growing up, I was never a fan of Fish. Every time a fish is served on the table, I would often skip it. But right now, it is one of my favorite dishes to whip up. Fish (especially the one that came from the sea), offers a great amount of Protein and other necessary nutrients for the body. In short, it's a great food loaded with healthy stuff, and (get this), it's cheap. Well, most of it ;)

Today’s fish dish will feature the one fish that has got the hypest of hype among Indonesian food goer: Salmon. Loaded with Omega 3 (that’s healthy oil I heard), and tasted super succulent, this will steal the hearts of the people who eat it! Don’t like fish? YOUR LOSS.

You will need:

1 piece of Salmon fillet. Approximately 150 grams per person. Get the freshest Salmon you can get, avoid frozen ones. 
1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper. I just happen to have multi colored peppercorns, so I used those.
1 tsp of coarse sea salt. DON’T substitute this with table salt. Seriously, DON’T
2 tsp of ground paprika.
2 tbsp of olive oil. Or just enough to cover the whole surface.

Ready? Here We Go!

Step 1 – Get a kitchen towel, and dry the fish thoroughly. Remember, wet fish equals soggy fish. No no.

Step 2 – Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika generously. Give that bad boy a rub, a SPANK if you insist (mehehehehehhe). Afterwards, give it a nice oily massage with the olive oil (again, mehehehehhehe)




Olive Oil

Ain't that a beaut?

Step 3 – Heat your nonstick pan on a medium high heat. On my cooktop, it’s flame mark 8 out of 12.

Step 4 – Once the pan is searing hot, put your salmon in and leave it still for around 2-2,5 minutes to develop that lovely brown crust. Dude, seriously, don’t move it. That ain’t cool

Step 5 – The fish will tell you when they wanted a flip. How do you know you might ask? See the edges, it should be pale by now. When you see it, flip it! Leave it be for another 2 minutes, but this time around, turn the heat down to medium to cook the insides.

Step 6 – Plate

Well, ain’t that a thing of beauty? This Salmon is best served with a hearty green salad with simple vinaigrette and baby potatoes on the sides. But, since i have neither of those at home right now, i laid it over a bed of sauteed green onions ;)

Give this a go, and as usual, if you made one, let me know!




  1. br belajar masak dan nemu blog ini rasanya seneeeengg bgt. kmrn nyoba masak salmon ini, enak bangett.
    makasih ya resep2nya. smg makin banyak resep simple barunya :)

    1. hehe, terima kasih! semoga kedepan lebih banyak ya resep simplenya :)