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Pan Seared Salmon Fillets

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Author: ThoughtfulCooking.com


  • 4 - 6 oz salmon fillets
  • olive oil and butter
  • salt and pepper


  • minutes before you are ready to cook your fish, take the fillets out of your fridge and season with salt and pepper.
  • A few minutes before cooking the fish, heat a non-stick 10 inch pan over a medium flame.
  • When the pan is hot, place about 1 tablespoon ghee in the pan and let it melt.
  • When the ghee has melted and sizzled a bit, go ahead and add your fillets, skin side up, to the pan.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until they look great and have a well seared and crunchy appearance.
  • Turn them over and cook with the skin side down about 5 more minutes.
  • Either take the skin off, or don't, depending upon your preferences. My kids love salmon skin. Me? Not so much.