Crispy Pan Seared Salmon With Crushed Potatoes

Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

This crispy pan seared salmon recipe brings an excellent culinary experience. There are several ways to prepare this fantastic fish. My favorite version is a pan seared salmon.

Pan seared salmon is excellent thanks to the crispy skin. Not everyone likes skin on fish, but the skin cannot be as soft as when baking fish in an oven. On the contrary, if you fry the fish in a pan, the result will be amazing crunchy skin.

How to prepare pan seared salmon

The best part of the salmon for this recipe is a fillet. Firstly, pat dry the fillet well with kitchen paper (you do not need to wash it with water at all). Secondly, take a sharp knife and cut fine, about an inch cuts along the fish.

This guarantees even more crunchy skin. Season the fillet with salt and pepper on both sides and in cuts. In addition, you can also get some fresh rosemary in there.


Searing the salmon

Remember to remove the fish from the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before cooking or baking. The fish must be at room temperature. Get a frying pan over a medium high heat, add olive oil and place the salmon skin-side down. It is important not to turn the fillet all the time. Just leave it alone. You only turn the fillet once.

Watch the color of the salmon changing nicely. The color will tell you when the salmon needs to be turned. If only the top half is raw, turn the fillet over, reduce the heat and add butter and fresh rosemary or thyme. Tilt the pan and baste the skin with a mix of herbs-flavored butter and oil. It just needs about one minute on this side.

Pan seared salmon can be served with crushed or baked potatoes. Enjoy the best recipe salmon recipe!

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Pan Seared Salmon Recipe

Crispy Pan Seared Salmon With Crushed Potatoes

  • Author: Cook Homey
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Easy, fast and delicious pan seared salmon is the best way to cook this fantastic fish.


  • 2 salmon filets with skin (250g each)
  • 500g potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp thyme (fresh)
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary (fresh)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut potatoes in quarters, season with salt, and cook them until soft. Drain them, heat on, olive oil in. Crush them but keep the texture. Turn off the heat and add chopped spring onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Score the salmon (not too deep), season with salt, pepper and rosemary (into the cuts).
  3. Add olive oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat and place salmon skin-side down in. When the color will start to change, turn the salmon filet, add herbs, garlic and butter into the pan and baste the salmon with those juices. Cook for about a minute only.
  4. Turn Off the heat and let it rest for a few minutes.
  5. Serve with crushed potatoes, drizzle with some lemon juice and enjoy.


Scoring the salmon skin makes it even crispier.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Searing
  • Cuisine: European

Keywords: pan seared salmon, crispy salmon, crushed potatoes

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