When my mother came to visit me for a few days, she purchased three packets of salmon. I told her that she shouldn’t buy salmon since she would have to keep them cold during her 8-hour trip back to Arkansas. She bought them anyway promising that she would keep them in a ice-filled cooler. A few hours into her car trip, she called me and said frantically, “I forgot to take the salmon out of the freezer! I left them at your house!” I laughed and said, “I told you that you shouldn’t have bought the salmon.” After I promised her I would eat the salmon for her so that they wouldn’t go to waste, she doubted me.
After I saw a quicker method of cooking salmon than the way I usually do it (oven-baked while wrapped in foil), I decided to try that out with one of the pieces of salmon. It was so good, that I’m going to eat the second piece of salmon today. Thanks, mom! 😀 I told you that I would eat it!
adapted from Noob Cook
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 piece of salmon fillet
- Lawry’s Seasoning Salt, kosher salt, or organic sea salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- One or two herbs you have in the pantry (optional)
- 1/2 – 1 Tbsp of butter or olive oil
Pull out the bones from the salmon fillet using your fingers or a tweezer, or use the boneless variety, like I did. Season the fish with salt or seasoning salt, black pepper, and herbs.Melt a knob of butter and spread it evenly on the griddle pan (or use olive oil). Grill the salmon fillet, skin side down first, for about 4 minutes each side (or till lightly browned) over medium fire. I pan-fried my fish, and it was perfect!