Simple Guide To Cooking Salmon

August 8th, 2022 by

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Salmon is a delicious and nutritious protein option that can be cooked in a variety of ways. Whether pan-frying, baking, or poaching salmon, there are some key things to keep in mind to achieve perfectly cooked fish every time. With this guide, making perfect salmon will be a breeze.


Broiling salmon is a quick and easy way to cook this excellent fish. Set the rack in the top third of your oven and preheat your broiler to high. Season your fillets with salt and pepper and bake them under the broiler for 5 to 8 minutes on a greased baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. You can check if the salmon is ready by pressing against the corner of the fillet with a fork. If the fish flakes, it’s done!


Baking is a great way to cook a quick and delicious meal using salmon. To bake your fillet, preheat your oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with foil. Place your fillet skin side-down on the baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until pink and opaque. Enjoy!

Pan Frying

If you love seafood, then you’ve probably had seared fish before. It’s a popular way to cook fish, resulting in a lovely golden crust with crispy skin. If you’re looking to recreate this dish at home, all you need is a nonstick or cast-iron skillet and some cooking fat (butter, olive oil, etc.).

Get the pan HOT over medium-high heat, then place the fillets skin side-up in the pan. You should hear a sizzle. Cook until the fillets naturally release from the pan with a spatula (approximately 6 minutes). Once the crust is fully formed, flip the fillet and let the skin get crispy (about 4 minutes). If your skin is getting too brittle and the center of your fish is still pink and firm, put the whole skillet in a 350° oven for 5 minutes.

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A straightforward way to perfectly cook salmon every time is by poaching it. First, season the fillets on both sides to poach salmon with your desired spices. Then, in a large skillet, bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of dry white wine to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and add the salmon fillets. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, carefully remove the salmon from the skillet using a fish spatula or large slotted spoon.

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