Pan Seared Salmon

Lemon & Garlic Pan Seared Salmon

Course Main Course, Seafood
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 5 Fillets



  • 5 Fillets Salmon, at room temperature, patted dry with a paper towel
  • 2 Tbsps Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil

For the Salmon Marinade:

  • 1 tsp Dill
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, minced finely
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil


  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a marinade and cover the fish fillets. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • In a non- stick pan heat the oil and fry the fillet for about 3 minutes each side over medium high heat. We are looking for a nice even sear on the fillets. Don’t try to flip the fish till its cooked otherwise it may fall apart. Try not to overcrowd the pan with too many pieces of fish.
  • Serve these hot with a side of vegetables.


If the fish fillets are too big to flip make sure you cut them into manageable pieces. Also depending on the size and thickness of the fillets, adjust for salt. These fillets are meant to be lightly fried so do not add a lot of oil. You may need to add more oil after each batch is fried.