For many people, the perfect piece of fish is one that is prepared simply, with only a few other ingredients, so they can taste the delicate flavors of the fish itself. This dish is a simple preparation of salmon filet that could rival any seafood restaurant. A dusting of salt and pepper on the fish followed by a quick pan-sear makes sure the salmon has a good crust on the outside but is moist and flaky on the inside.
Leave the salmon skin on or take it off, but the recipe that follows calls for a skinless filet. This dish comes together quickly, so it's important to get the pan very hot and pay close attention to the fish. Overcooked salmon can get tough and rubbery — not the texture that is sought here! This dish is ideal for all fish lovers and is a delicious option for people learning to like salmon. Make it a fully healthy meal by serving the salmon alongside a bed of steamed rice and grilled vegetables.