There are many ways to make salmon delicious, but this is definitely my favorite. We usually pair this with my Miso-Tahini sauce and roasted veggies!
-2 pieces* of wild caught salmon (sockeye or coho work great!), skin on preferred
-1 tbsp butter, coconut oil, or avocado oil
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Cast iron skillet
*I usually buy either 3/4 pound from the seafood bar at the grocery and cut it in half, or I buy frozen in bulk and thaw 2 pieces before use! I thaw it submerged in a bowl of cool water for about 30-40 minutes, flipping it halfway if necessary.
- Turn on the "broil" function on your oven. Use "high" if that is an option, or 550 degrees F.
- Heat your cast iron on the stove-top to medium/high heat. Add in your oil or fat of choice and allow it to fully melt and coat the whole pan.
- Carefully place your salmon flesh side down (so skin is up toward you) into the pan.
- Cook skin up for about 3 minutes. Using a large spatula, carefully flip the fish. Salt and pepper as desired.
- Transfer to the hot oven on the middle shelf and broil for about 9 minutes. Depending on the size of the fish, it may take only 8 or as many as 10 or 11 minutes. I've found 9 to be the magic number most times.
- Remove from the oven after time and enjoy!