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Skillet Salmon

The is hands down one of the best ways to make salmon. Crusty outside, flaky inside, and served with easy mashed sweet potatoes. This recipe is super simple and amazingly delicious. One of my favorites!
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword fish, panfry fish, salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 400kcal
Cost 4.00


  • Cast Iron Pan


  • 1 fillet Salmon Take the skin off if it isn't already, check for bones.
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil Put this in the pan while it's heaing up
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning or Salt You can use any seasoning of choice.


  • Warm up the cast iron pan on medium heat and put the olive oil in the pan.
  • Pat the salmon dry with a paper towel. This will prevent splattering when salmon is placed in the pan.
  • Gently place salmon in the cast iron pan and shake your seasoning on top.
  • Set timer for 4 minutes. Look for HALF of the salmon to turn a light pink.
  • Flip salmon over after the 4 minutes and let cook for another 2 minutes.
  • After 2 - 3 minutes, removed salmon from the pan. Turn off the stove.


The calories are based on the salmon and the olive oil. This goes great with mashed sweet potatoes. Simply bake the sweet potato at 350 degrees for about 50 - 60 minutes. When they are soft, take them out and peel the skin off. Place in the bowl and mix them with butter. Add a pinch of salt and dive in!