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How To Cook Salmon


2 people


10 minutes


Learn how to cook salmon with this easy recipe. It takes 10 minutes to cook salmon in a pan on the stove. Juicy, moist and tender salmon fillet with salt, pepper and paprika.


– 8 oz. (226 g) salmon fillet – 1 tablespoon olive oil – Kosher salt or sea salt flakes – Ground black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika – 1 teaspoon chopped parsley – Lemon wedges

Step 1

Rinse the salmon fillet with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Brush or coat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil on both sides of the salmon.

Step 3

Sprinkle salt, freshly ground black pepper and smoked paprika on both sides of the salmon fillet.

Step 4

Heat up a pan on high heat. When the pan is fully heated, add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil. Cook the salmon for 2-3 minutes, uninterrupted.

Step 5

Turn the salmon over and cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes, or until the inside is just cooked through. DO NOT overcook so the salmon will be moist and juicy inside.

Step 6

Top the salmon with chopped parsley and serve immediately with lemon wedges. Squeeze lemon juice on top of the salmon before eating.

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