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pan seared salmon

Pan Seared Salmon

Course Main Course
Keyword pan seared, pan seared salmon, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jamiesondiaries


  • 1.5 Lbs. Salmon
  • 1-2 Cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Sprig of Lemon Thyme *or fresh lemon juice & thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. Scallions
  • 4 tsp. Onion Powder *divided in 1/2 tsps.
  • 4 tsp. Garlic Powder *divided in 1/2 tsps.
  • 2 tsp. Paprika *divided in 1/4 tsps.
  • Sea Salt *to taste
  • Fresh Cracked Black Pepper *to taste


  1. In a frying pan heat half an inch of vegetable oil over medium low heat.

  2. While your oil heats remove the skin from your salmon (if it’s not skinless) and cut into 4 pieces. 

  3. Generously season EACH side of your salmon filets with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, 1/4 tsp paprika, sea salt and pepper. 

  4. Gently place 2 salmon filets in the hot oil. Add your spring of lemon thyme (or regular thyme with fresh lemon juice) to the pan as well and let the filets sear for about 5 minutes on each side or until there’s a golden crisp sear on each side. 

  5. Place on a paper towel lined plate to allow the excess oil to drain from the fish. Top with your diced scallions and enjoy!