Simple pan seared salmon with ginger soy marinade _ cooking chat

Simple Pan Seared Salmon is our go-to way to cook salmon when we are not in grilling mode. Calories in baked salmon fillet A quick soy sauced marinade provides plenty of flavor, especially when following this recipe to ensure moist, tasty salmon. How long do you bake salmon fillets Read on for more details on how we prepare our salmon as well as our wine pairing for salmon, or click here to jump down to the recipe.

Does this recipe sound for simple pan seared salmon sound familiar? Regular readers of Cooking Chat might recall I recently posted Pan Seared Mahi-Mahi with Orange Soy Marinade, which was really my [successful!] attempt to convert my go-to approach for salmon over to mahi-mahi, which I don’t cook nearly as often.

How long to bake salmon fillets Can salmon be cooked in a skillet?

This is one of those recipes that is such a basic part of our menu here that I hadn’t thought to post it until someone tweeted awhile back looking for a simple pan seared salmon recipe. How long do you cook salmon fillets More recently, I noticed someone found this recipe be Googling the question, “Can salmon be cooked in a skillet?”. How to cook a salmon fillet Heck, yeah! I should qualify the “heck, yeah”, by noting I use a non-stick skillet for searing salmon and other fish; as opposed to the cast iron skillet that is a workhorse for so many other recipes here.

Pan seared salmon is a cooking method definitely worth sharing. How to cook a fillet of salmon Ordering salmon a couple times at top-notch restaurants taught me that salmon (and other fish) is at its best when it is cooked just right, and that great care must be taken to avoid overcooking and drying it out. How to cook salmon fillet in the oven I’d gotten that down pretty well for myself on the grill, but it was a recipe in Barbara Lynch’s Stir: Mixing It Up In The Italian Tradition that taught me the pan-searing method here. How long to cook a salmon fillet Alas, grilling season seems far away still given our early March weather forecast in New England! Learning how to pan sear salmon and other fish is key to enjoying year round in these parts. How long to cook salmon fillet in oven So here you go, with a word of thanks to Chef Barbara!

The full details are in the EasyRecipe box, but a few pointers with visually aids first. How to cook a whole salmon fillet Point one, this does call for a marinade, but a very brief one. How to cook salmon steaks in the oven Unlike a marinade for something like steak tips, where the goal is to tenderize the meat over an extended period, you don’t want to marinade fish like salmon for long, or it will get too salty. How long to cook a salmon fillet in the oven A short soak in it gives it a nice flavor and leads to nice juicy fish.

When you are ready to cook the salmon, get the pan good and hot, and cook the salmon skin side down for 4 minutes. Best way to cook salmon fillets Do not move it during that time! Set that timer for 4 minutes, and the skin should look nice and crispy when you flip it.

The fish cooks skin side down for 2 minutes, then gets finished by briefly cooking in a little extra marinade on the top. How to cook salmon fillet with skin That’s how it gets this browning effect on the outside, as the marinade gets a bit caramelized during the cooking. How to cook salmon fillets in foil This is a nice, moist fish underneath that browned exterior!

About 10 minutes after the salmon hits the pan, you are ready to serve a tasty meal! The skin will often come off during the cooking, but if it doesn’t, it is easily removed with a knife prior to serving.

Serve the salmon, offering the reserved marinade at the table. How long to bake salmon steaks Be sure that is the marinade you set aside before combining with the uncooked salmon.

In my opinion, ours didn’t actually need more flavor, having cooked in just the right amount. How do you cook salmon fillets Our eight year old did request a bit of extra soy. How to cook salmon fillets in oven He loves this recipe, one reason we have it so much. How to cook frozen salmon fillets When you get an eight year old gobbling up something this healthy and easy to make, you’re going to be cooking it a lot! Pan Seared Salmon Wine Pairing

Salmon just begs to be served with Pinot Noir; although there usually isn’t begging required to get me to open a bottle of Pinot. How long to cook salmon fillets in oven I usual go for wild salmon from Alaska, so it seems natural to stay in the Pacific Northwest. How to cook salmon fillet in oven Again, not much arm twisting required to have me go for Oregon Pinot Noir. How to cook salmon fillets in a pan Most recently, we enjoyed this dish with a bottle of 2011 Soter North Valley Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. How to cook salmon fillets Definitely a very good wine and nice pairing. How to cook frozen salmon fillets in the oven This recipe can easily by made on a busy weeknight, but this Pinot is more a weekend type wine by our standards! (don’t recall exact price, $30ish I believe). How to cook a salmon fillet in the oven We often grab the Bouchard & Fils pinot from France or the Hahn pinot from California when looking for a pinot to enjoy with salmon midweek.

• Take the salmon out of the fridge before you get ready to put the marinade together so it starts coming closer to room temperature.

• Make the marinade: combine the remaining ingredients, soy sauce through ginger, in a mixing bowl.

• Rinse and pat the salmon dry, then place it in a large bowl or plastic bag. How long does salmon take to cook in the oven Pour about ? of the marinade over this fish. How to cook salmon without foil Set the remainder of the marinade aside. How to cook salmon steaks in oven Turn the fish over gently a couple times so that it becomes well coated with the marinade. How to cook salmon on stove top Let the fish marinate for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking.

• After the salmon has marinated for 10 minutes, spray a skillet with cooking oil and heat the pan on medium high.

• When the pan is good and hot, remove the fish from the marinade and gently shake off some of the excess marinade–but you’ll want to keep some to cook in with the fish. How to cook smoked salmon fillet Place the fish skin side down, and cook for 4 minutes without moving the fish.

• Cook the salmon 2 minutes after turning it flesh side down.

• Turn the fish back to the skin side one more time. How long to cook salmon steaks Spoon a couple tablespoons of the reserved marinade over the fish after turning it, and let it cook in for 1 to 2 more minutes. How to grill salmon fillets At this point, gently cut open the fish at a thick spot to check for doneness. How to cook baked salmon The actual time will depend on the thickness of your fillet, but it likely be done after the 8 minutes total cook time.

• When the fish is cooked, remove from the pan to a plate, and loosely tent with foil. How long to cook salmon fillet Let it rest a couple of minutes, letting it cook a bit more. How long to cook baked salmon The skin will sometimes come off during the cooking process. How long does salmon take to cook in oven If it doesn’t, it can be easily pulled off with your fingers or a knife prior to serving.

• Portion the salmon and serve, offering the reserved marinade at the table for extra flavor.

• Serve the salmon, offering the reserved marinade* at the table

Great recipe, and I couldn’t agree more with the “4-minute discipline” you alluded to, which applies to cooking so widely (beef, chicken, etc.) – you just need to get disciplined to enjoy the superior results!

I also loved the precaution on salmon-specific cooking more rare and tenting to finish cooking off the heat – this is indispensable! (also applies to other meats but salmons just gets ruined when overdone – oh what could have been…).

The Pinots you mentioned also are great and the lack of arm-twisting so apropos!

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