How to Pan Fry Salmon

How to Pan Fry Salmon

Have a perfectly cooked salmon fillet, complete with crisp skin, ready in under 10 minutes. Serve with a side of salad or some buttery, seasonal green veg.
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    How to pan fry salmon

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    Hi I'm Robin from the Wright Brothers

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    and I've got some of our VAR Salmon

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    It is exceptionally good salmon

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    and I'm going to show you how to cook it very simply

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    First of all I'm going to get my pan really hot

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    Here's my salmon

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    I'm just going to use normal table salt

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    Give it a good sprinkling of salt

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    I'm using rapeseed oil

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    perfect for cooking fish

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    and I'm going to put my fish in skinside down

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    The trick to cooking fish is to look and listen

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    so it is just sizzling quite nicely

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    it is not popping

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    which means the skin is just browning

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    but not burning

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    and I can just leave my salmon to cook like that

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    for a couple of minutes

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    Got a nice brown skin

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    I'm going to now put that in the oven

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    at 180c

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    After about 3 minutes

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    going to take that out of the oven

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    Got a lovely crisp skin

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    and hopefully perfectly cooked in the middle

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    Place your cooked fillet on a plate

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    Serve with your chosen sides

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    Green salad

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    add a wedge of lemon

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    season with salt & pepper

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    and enjoy

  1. Pat dry and season

    Use a paper towel to pat the fillet as dry as possible. Damp portions won’t sear or brown in the pan. The drier they are, the better the crisp. Rub salt, pepper and oil onto salmon skin just before cooking

  2. Cook the fillets in a hot pan

    Place frying pan over a medium heat and make sure it is really hot before adding your fillet.

  3. A nice crisp

    Place salmon portions skin side down. The trick to cooking the perfect piece of fish is to look and listen. It needs to be just sizzling nicely and not popping. This means the skin is browning and not burning. Leave to sizzle like that for a couple of minutes. For further crisp and to perfectly cook the middle of the portion place the pan in centre of oven at 180c for a further 3 minutes.

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