How to Pan-Fry Salmon

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How to Pan-Fry Salmon

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Things To Grab

  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Meat thermometer
  • Fork

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    Learn how to easily pan-fry salmon for a quick and healthy dinner.

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    1. Season 4-to-6-oz. skinless salmon fillets with desired seasonings.

    2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When oil smoke appears, add salmon to skillet. Cook one side 2 to 3 minutes.

      Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
      When placing the salmon into the hot oil, the water within the salmon will make the hot oil splatter. To avoid hot oil splattering on your arms and clothing, tip the skillet away from you when adding the salmon to the skillet.
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    3. Reduce heat to medium. Press fish to skillet with spatula and drain oil. Flip fish and cook 3 to 4 minutes more.

    4. The fish is done frying when its internal temperature reaches 145 degrees and it flakes easily with a fork.

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