Cooking salmon fillets on the stove top produces fillets with a crisp outside and a moist, succulent flesh. Salmon, mild-tasting and rich in omega-3s, can be cooked with heart-healthy olive oil; the olive oil has a browning effect and when used on medium heat sears the outside of the salmon flesh. Searing keeps the juices from escaping from the fish so the fillets remain moist inside. Salmon fillets need little seasoning -- just a little salt and pepper -- or experiment with adding the seasonings you enjoy to the outside of the fish.
Place a skillet on a stove-top burner set to medium heat.
Pour enough olive oil into the skillet to lightly coat the bottom. Lift the skillet off the burner and tilt the pan just enough to distribute the oil evenly.
Sprinkle salt and pepper, to taste, on both sides of the salmon fillets.
Place the salmon fillets in the skillet, and cook until the bottom side until it turns golden brown..
Flip the fillets over on the other side with a spatula.
Cover the skillet with its lid.
Cook the fillets for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until they flake easily if you press on the flesh with a fork.
How to Bake Lingcod
How to Freeze Empanadas
How to Cook Trevally
How to Cook Atlantic Cod Fillets
How to Cook Salmon in Pineapple Juice
How to Cook a Turbot in the Oven
How to Grill a Mahi Mahi Fillet
How Do I Pan Fry Fresh Fish With a ...
How to Bake Breaded Mahi Mahi
How to Grill a Cod Fish
How to Bake Mullet
How to Cook Six-Ounce Swai Fillets
How to Pan-Sear Swordfish
How to Reset a Tissot T-Touch
Calories in One Slice Provolone Cheese
How to Cook Sauteed Chicken With White ...
How to Make Whipping Cream With Milk
How Long to Cook Steak at 150 Degrees ...
How to Get a Marriage Certificate Online
How to Make Toasted Bread Sticks With ...
- For more flavor, dredge the salmon fillets in a mixture of herbs, or make a sauce from white wine, garlic and other seasonings to serve over the salmon.
Sommer Leigh has produced home, garden, family and health content since 1997 for such nationally known publications as "Better Homes and Gardens," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Midwest Living," "Healthy Kids" and "American Baby." Leigh also owns a Web-consulting business and writes for several Internet publications. She has a Bachelor of Science in information technology and Web management from the University of Phoenix.
Diane Shear/Demand Media